Kanye West hasn’t changed his political views. In a series of revealing interviews with GQ magazine, West talked openly about his support of Donald Trump in his bid for re-election.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, when the rapper/producer was asked if he planned to be less vocal this election season, West responded, “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!”
West, who’s been an outspoken supporter of Trump, is more defiant than ever, telling GQ, “I was told my career would end if I wasn’t with [Hillary Clinton]. 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 cites his predilection for real estate as the main reason he supports Trump in 2020.
“I buy real estate. It’s better now than when Obama was in office,” West told GQ. “They don’t teach you in school about buying property. They teach you how to become somebody’s property.” ⠀⠀
West touched lightly on the coronavirus pandemic, during his series of conversations with the mag, saying, “If we were to not be here anymore, all I can think is, What a wonderful life it is. You think about those movies where the world is ending, and I just simply thank God for life. Thank God for all these experiences.”
West also hinted at a return to his rap roots on a new album he’s working on.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“I was thinking of not rapping again, because I rapped for the devil so long that I didn’t even know how to rap for God,” he said. “Then one of my pastors told me, ‘My son just said that he would want a rap album about Jesus from Kanye West.’ He didn’t say, ‘Kanye West, you should do this,’ or ‘you need to do this.’ He just told me something that a child said. And that one thing made the difference.”