People reports that in an unaired third performance at the end of the show, Ye delivered a Trump championing speech. Even as some audience members booed him, he pushed forward with pro-Trump rhetoric.


“It’s so many times that I talk to a white person about this, and they say, ‘How could you support Trump? He’s racist.’ Well if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago. We don’t just make our decisions off of racism. I’ma break it down to you right now: If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all they policies,” he said.

OK, Ye.

Oh, and did I mention that prior to his appearance on SNL Saturday, he announced that he was changing his name to Ye?


We can try to blame the people around him, but no one is responsible for his behavior but him. Even when he has been called out privately by friends, he ignores their advice and posts screenshots of their texts on Twitter. This is who Kanye is. This is what Kanye wants to do.

Don’t cry for him, Argentina. He wasn’t supposed to be immortal or immoral; he was just supposed to pick beats and make bomb mixes.


Everything else is just extra.

But again, this is not an excuse for Kanye’s behavior. This is an acceptance that this is who Kanye chooses to be. No matter what anyone says about him—and you know he hears, sees and reads it all the time—he still pushes forward with his “free thought” lifestyle.


It would appear that the biggest part of that lifestyle is being the biggest, blackest cheerleader for a racist, xenophobic accused sexual offender that advocates for, promotes and caters to other accused sexual offenders, racists and xenophobes.

That is what Kanye is choosing to be. Repeatedly. No matter the blowback.

It’s what he wants.

That’s it, and that’s all.

And if that’s who he wants to be, let him.