In a newly uncovered recording from West's San Jose gig, the rapper says he still backs Black Lives Matter
Kanye West told a crowd at a recent concert that he still supports Black Lives Matter after revealing that he would have voted for Donald Trump.
In new footage from the rapper’s San Jose show last night (November 17), West backed the US protest movement and said that his views on women’s rights and gay marriage haven’t changed despite his surprising disclosure.
“That don’t mean that I don’t think that Black Lives Matter,” he said. “That don’t mean I don’t think that I’m a believer in women’s rights. That don’t mean I don’t believe in gay marriage. That don’t mean that I don’t believe in these things because that was the guy I would’ve voted for.”
West prompted boos from the audience earlier during the gig after he said he would have backed Trump in the US elections.
“I told y’all I didn’t vote, right?” he said. “But if I would have voted, I would have voted for Trump.”
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West also reiterated his intention to run for office in the 2020 elections and said that he has already begun preparations.
Despite the revelation, West has previously financially backed Hillary Clinton. As Spin points out, Federal Election Commission records show that West has made four individual contributions to the Democrats since 2012 as well as a $2,700 donation to Hillary for America in July 2015.