Kanye West says he 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.
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?’
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.’