Kanye West declares he's voting for Trump because the current administration is 'better' for his real estate portfolio, adding he doesn't want to be 'told by white people which white person I can vote for'

Kanye West is officially voting for Donald Trump in November's Presidential Election.  
The 42-year-old rapper made the declaration in the May issue of GQ magazine, defiantly stating: 'We know who I'm voting on... 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 of it!'
West, who famously donned a Make America Great Again cap and visited President Trump at the White House in October 2018, told the publication that 'better real estate' is the primary motivation for his decision. 
'I buy real estate. It's better now than when Obama was in office. They don't teach you in school about buying property. They teach you how to become somebody's property,' he claimed. 
West and his wife, Kim Kardashian, own four lavish properties dotted across the United States. The couple's primary residence is a $19 million mansion located in Hidden Hills, Calabasas. They have reportedly spent a further $20 million on extensions and renovations. 
They also own two separate ranches in Wyoming and a luxury condo in Miami.   
Kanye West has told GQ magazine that he is officially voting for Donald Trump in November's Presidential Election. The pair are pictured together in the Oval Office of The White House in October 2018
Kanye West has told GQ magazine that he is officially voting for Donald Trump in November's Presidential Election. The pair are pictured together in the Oval Office of The White House in October 2018
West gave a  series of wide-ranging interviews to GQ for their May 2020 cover story. Photos shot on location at West Lake Ranch in Cody, Wyoming by Tyler Mitchell. The issue hits newsstands April 21.
West gave a  series of wide-ranging interviews to GQ for their May 2020 cover story. Photos shot on location at West Lake Ranch in Cody, Wyoming by Tyler Mitchell. The issue hits newsstands April 21. 
West and his wife, Kim Kardashian, own four lavish properties dotted across the United States. The couple's primary residence is a  $19 million mansion located in Hidden Hills, Calabasas. They have reportedly spent a further $20 million on extensions and renovations.
West and his wife, Kim Kardashian, own four lavish properties dotted across the United States. The couple's primary residence is a  $19 million mansion located in Hidden Hills, Calabasas. They have reportedly spent a further $20 million on extensions and renovations.
In September 2019, West bought a 1,400 acre ranch in Cody, Wyoming for a cool $14 million (the property is pictured)
In September 2019, West bought a 1,400 acre ranch in Cody, Wyoming for a cool $14 million (the property is pictured)
In November, TMZ reported that West purchased yet another Wyoming ranch for $14.495 million
In November, TMZ reported that West purchased yet another Wyoming ranch for $14.495 million
West purchased a $14 million Miami condo back in 2018
West purchased a $14 million Miami condo back in 2018 
Kanye says wearing the MAGA hat makes him feel like a superhero
Loaded: 0%
Progress: 0%
0:00
Previous
Play
Skip
Mute
Current Time0:00
/
Duration Time1:48
Fullscreen
Need Text
When asked whether he was worried about being an outcast in liberal Hollywood due to his political preferences, West snapped back: 'Celebrities are scared! Celebrities don't have the real voice... What's the point of being a celebrity if you can't have an opinion?'
My parents didn't fight for me to be told by white people which white person I can vote on!' Kanye on race and endorsing Trump in 2020
The controversial rapper also trashed Hillary Clinton's 2016 'I'm With Her' slogan, stating: '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.'' 
'Both my parents were freedom fighters... they didn't fight for me to be told by white people which white person I can vote on!'   
West, who landed in hot water back in 2018 for claiming that slavery was 'a choice', also made several controversial comments on race in his wide-ranging chat with GQ. 
'One in three African Americans are enslaved, and we go more crazy if, you know, someone scores a touchdown,' he stated.
'Modern-day mass incarceration is right in front of us, and if I even use the word slavery, I'm treated like I'm a white person talking about slavery.' 
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina back in 2005, West famously claimed that then President George Bush 'didn't care about black people'.  
However, in his interview with GQ, the star appeared to express regret at uttering those famous phrase, claiming it was indicative of a 'victim mentality'. 
''George Bush doesn't care about black people' is a victim statement. That is stemmed in victim mentality. Every day I have to look in the mirror like I'm Robert De Niro and tell myself, 'You are not a slave.' As outspoken as I am, and the position that I am in, I need to tell myself.'
Kanye was interviewed by GQ on four separate occasions over the course of two months for his cover piece. In the wide-ranging interviews he also discussed his battle with alcoholism and his path to born-again Christianity among other topics. 
West is pictured on location at his West Lake Ranch in Cody, Wyoming in a photo taken by Tyler Mitchell. The May issue of GQ hits newsstands April 21
West is pictured on location at his West Lake Ranch in Cody, Wyoming in a photo taken by Tyler Mitchell. The May issue of GQ hits newsstands April 21
'My parents didn't fight for me to be told by white people which white person I can vote on!' West is pictured with Trump in December 2016
'My parents didn't fight for me to be told by white people which white person I can vote on!' West is pictured with Trump in December 2016
Kanye West declares he's voting for Trump because the current administration is 'better' for his real estate portfolio, adding he doesn't want to be 'told by white people which white person I can vote for' Kanye West declares he's voting for Trump because the current administration is 'better' for his real estate portfolio, adding he doesn't want to be 'told by white people which white person I can vote for' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 01:18 Rating: 5

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.