Kanye West delivered an impromptu speech defending his support for President Trump at the end of his Saturday Night Live appearance, receiving mostly boos and sporadic applause from the audience with a number of the cast members shaking their heads in disapproval.
Wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, West ended his season premiere guest spot on the show with a performance of his PARTYNEXTDOOR collaboration “Ghost Town.” But instead of following protocol and thanking the audience and walking off stage, the rapper went on a political rant after the broadcast ended.
“I wanna cry right now, black man in America, supposed to keep what you’re feelin’ inside right now…” West started his speech with a melody playing in the background. Watch the full, un-aired, footage below.
Once again, the rapper pledged to run for president in 2020 and called for a “dialogue, not a diatribe” in order to change the future. He ended the speech by thanking the show “even though some of y’all don’t agree.”