Does Kanye West Hate Liberals? He Claims They ‘Bully’ Trump Supporters
For whatever reason, most Hollywood celebrities are politically liberal. That’s why it’s always a novelty when an A-lister announces that they vote Republican. One of the most surprising deviations from the Hollywood standard is rapper Kanye West, who often gets spotted wearing red “Make America Great Again” baseball hats. These are well-known fashion items that show support for Donald Trump.
For this, Kanye West is not in good company. While Trump did manage to secure enough votes to become president, most other performers in his world don’t hold similar political views. But that doesn’t stop Kanye from standing up and speaking up for what he believes—even if it makes his wife, Kim Kardashian roll her eyes.
In general, Kanye West doesn’t think conservatives and more specifically, Trump supporters are fairly treated in the media. Here’s what he had to say about it.
Kanye West revealed his true feelings about media bias
During the interview, Kanye West assures Letterman that wearing a MAGA hat is “not about politics” but is rather his way of making a statement about how different groups are portrayed in the media.
Later, Kanye says that people who vote for Trump are, “treated like enemies of America because that’s what they felt.” When Letterman mentions that Trump isn’t doing anything to help his own voters, West replies, “Have you ever been beat up in your high school for wearing the wrong hat?”
Kanye asserts that liberals are like ‘bullies’
Rather than just talk about MAGA hats, Kanye West takes it one step further, saying that liberals are “the real bullies in America.”
“If you’re scared to voice in saying, ‘I’ve got an opinion that might not be of the crowd,'” West says of his political leanings. “We don’t have to feel the same way about things. This is my thing with Trump: We don’t have to feel the same way but we have the right to feel what we feel and we have the right to have a conversation, a dialogue, not a diatribe about it.”
Then he says he knows of Trump supporters who were afraid to admit they’d voted for him. When asked if he personally voted for Trump in the election, Kanye said: “I’ve never voted in my life.”
He also talked about mental health during the interview
Besides just politics, Kanye discusses several other issues during the interview including his bipolar diagnosis. “We’re all dealing with mental health,” he says.
“We’re pushed into it. We’re driven crazy,” West continues. “We forget who we even are. We’re driven to like a certain type of career that we’re supposed to be. We’re, like, completely bullied by the media, both celebrities and the masses, to think certain things and have group thought.”
But even though Kanye took medication in the past, those days are over now. He admits during the Letterman interview that he hasn’t taken anything for eight months, even though the drugs actually helped his creative process.
“Yeah, that’s just the reality. If you guys want these crazy ideas, crazy stages, crazy music, and this crazy way of thinking, there’s a chance it might come from a crazy person,” West said.