- Rapper Kanye West intends to vote for President Donald Trump in the 2020 US presidential election
- Kanye has reiterated that he will not be told who to vote for because of his skin colour
- He has criticised the media for controlling black people
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Controversial rapper Kanye West has reiterated that he will not be told who to vote for because of the colour of his skin.
The Can't Tell Me Nothing hitmaker has made it clear that he intends to vote for President Donald Trump in the US presidential election on 3 November.
Kanye told GQ magazine in an interview that he would not be told by people around him that if he votes for Trump his career will be over.
"No, I’m definitely voting this time. And we know who I’m voting on. And 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 guess what: I’m still here! Jesus Is King was No. 1! I was told my career would end if I wasn’t with her. 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?"
Kanye has been criticised for publicly supporting Trump and for even going as far as wearing the "Make America Great Again" cap associated with Trump's election campaign.
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A lot of people's reaction to Kanye wearing the red cap was that he had "sold out" since he claimed that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" when he was still the president of the US.
"Black people are controlled by emotions through the media. The media puts musicians, artists, celebrities, actors in a position to be the face of the race, that really don’t have any power and really are just working for white people. When it’s said like that, it’s kind of obvious, right? We emotionally connect to someone of our colour on TV and feel that this person is speaking for us. So let me say this: I am the founder of a $4 billion organization, one of the most Google-searched brands on the planet, and I will not be told who I’m gonna vote on because of my colour. Now, if that speaks to you, cool. But I’m speaking for myself."
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