The rapper didn’t comment on the president-elect during Trump’s campaign as GOP nominee. But he confessed on stage at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, on Thursday night that he would have voted for Trump if he had cast a ballot in the presidential election this month.
West revealed all during what Billboard.com described as a “lengthy political speech” on his “Saint Pablo” tour, in which he also spoke about racism and his own plans to run for president in 2020.
“I said something that was kind of politically correct. I told y’all I didn’t vote, right?” West reportedly said. “What I didn’t tell you… but if I were to have voted, I would have voted on Trump.”
Unverified videos posted online show the crowd greeting his statement with a majority of boos and a spattering of cheers.
Twitter user @ documented West’s extended address in real time. Here are a selection of the tweets, including an image of his ticket which he used to verify his attendance.
Other audience members also posted their views on West’s comments to Twitter: