Rapper, Kanye West has implied he will be voting for US President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
The 42-year-old rapper made the declaration in the May issue of GQ magazine, saying:
‘We know who I’m voting on… I’m not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over because of it!’
The father of four who has always faced backlash for being an outspoken supporter of Trump told the publication that ‘better real estate’ is the primary motivation for his decision.
‘I buy real estate. It’s better now than when Obama was in office. They don’t teach you in school about buying property. They teach you how to become somebody’s property,’ he claimed.
Asked whether he was worried about being an outcast in liberal Hollywood due to his political preferences, West said: ‘Celebrities are scared! Celebrities don’t have the real voice… What’s the point of being a celebrity if you can’t have an opinion?’
The controversial rapper also trashed Hillary Clinton’s 2016 ‘I’m With Her’ slogan, stating:
“I was told my career would end if I wasn’t with [Hillary Clinton]. What kind of campaign is that, anyway?”
“That’s like if Obama’s campaign was ‘I’m with black.’ What’s the point of being a celebrity if you can’t have an opinion? Everybody make their own opinion! You know?”
‘Both my parents were freedom fighters… they didn’t fight for me to be told by white people which white person I can vote on!’
West who got himself into trouble for claiming that slavery was ‘a choice’ in 2018, made several controversial comments on race in his wide-ranging chat with GQ.
‘One in three African Americans are enslaved, and we go more crazy if, you know, someone scores a touchdown,’ he stated.
‘Modern-day mass incarceration is right in front of us, and if I even use the word slavery, I’m treated like I’m a white person talking about slavery.’