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Kanye West: Would have quit United States if racism was an issue

Rapper Kanye West, who has on many occasions presented himself as a Trump follower, once again gave a speech laced with political references.

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Rapper Kanye West, who has on many occasions presented himself as a Trump follower, once again gave a speech laced with political references. After a performance on Saturday Night Live, West spoke in support of US President Donald Trump.

According to a report in Variety and clips circulated on social media, the rapper said he would have moved out of the US a long time ago if he was concerned about racism.

“So many times I talk to a white person and (they) say, ‘How could you like Trump, he’s racist?’ Well, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago,” said West.

West said that for “the world to move forward”, people need to “try love”.

The Saturday Night Live cast members appeared embarrassed and two performers shook their heads as he spoke. The crowd was largely silent and booed him at least twice, a witness told variety.com.

Meanwhile, Kanye West has announced that his new name is ‘Ye’.

The 41-year-old musician shared the news of his name change on Twitter and wrote, “The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”

The rapper-turned-fashion designer, who is slated to appear on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live with host Adam Driver, is scheduled to release his new album “YHANDI” on the show.

‘Ye’ was also the title of the rapper’s June 1 album, which he spent months recording at his ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

-With agency inputs