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We really wish Ariana Grande was feeling better. The pop star was originally scheduled to perform during last weekend’s season premiere of Saturday Night Live, but dropped out due to emotional reasons (the woman has been through A LOT) and was replaced by Kanye West, who is still trying to make Donald Trump happen. Stop it, Kanye.

Ahead of Saturday’s episode, West tweeted that he was changing his name to Ye, which in hindsight was the only reasonable decision he made all weekend. Introduced by host Adam Driver, West performed “I Love It” dressed as a Perrier bottle and was later joined by Kid Cudi and 070 Shake for “Ghost Town.” Wearing a Make America Great Again hat, West ended the performance by launching into a rant that was cut off by the live feed but captured and posted to social media by comedian Chris Rock, who was in attendance.

It’s really becoming impossible to continue enjoying College Dropout.

In the video posted by Rock, West continues his support for Donald Trump, not quite saying that the President of the United States isn’t racist, but that racism isn’t West’s concern. “So many times, I talk to a white person and [they] say, ‘How could you like Trump, he’s racist?'” said West. “Well, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago. The blacks want always Democrats … You know it’s like the plan they did, to take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare … Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”

West said that he was bullied backstage at SNL for wearing the red MAGA hat. “They bullied me backstage. They said don’t go out there with that hat on. They bullied me backstage. They bullied me.”

Remember when we liked political Kanye?

Following his appearance, West post a picture of himself wearing the MAGA hat on his Instagram, writing that he wants to remove the 13th amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. This is the second time West has spoken publicly about slavery, appearing on TMZ in May and calling slavery a choice. Cue Beyoncé’s ‘Oh Kanye’ gif.


West later tried to clarify his comments on Twitter, saying he doesn’t want to abolish the amendment, but amend it.


Do we need everyone’s opinions on slavery? Nope, still not clear.

No surprise, West’s comments have drawn a huge amount of criticism since many people are opposed to slavery. We didn’t think that needed to be stated, but apparently it still does in 2018.

Singer Lana Del Rey left a scathing comment on West’s Instagram, rightfully slamming the Chicago native for his support of Donald Trump.

Director Ava Duvernay–whose 2016 documentary 13th explored how black Americans continue to be exploited by the political, prison and social system even after the abolishment of slavery by the 13th amendment–indirectly commented on West’s rant.


Actor Chris Evans voiced his concerns over West’s comments, calling the rapper’s uninformed opinion ‘terrifying.’


Producer Swizz Beatz shared an expletive-filled video saying that he was upset over West’s comments and his insistence on wearing the MAGA hat.


West did have some supporters, including former talk show host Geraldo Rivera, who cited free speech.


Donald Trump Jr. was–not surprisingly–also a fan.


As for Trump, he slammed SNL, but commended West for ‘leading the charge.’ We feel like we need a shower just from reading this tweet.


Even with all the ‘bullying’ taking place, West tweeted that SNL creator Lorne Michaels still wants West to host later this season, probably because #ratings.


We miss the old Kanye.

 

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