Kanye West Goes On Pro-Donald Trump Rant On 'Saturday Night Live'

Kanye West is causing a stir on TV again. There's no shock there, his controversial remarks seem to come around as often as Monday does. This time he was booed on the Saturday Night Live stage for both his fashion choices and some 'pro-Trump' comments he made.

Credit:Chris Rock/SNL/NBC
Credit:Chris Rock/SNL/NBC

The rapper - who let us not forget only earlier that day renamed himself 'Ye' - promoted President Donald Trump and 'Hoover' - believed to be jailed gang leader Larry - with his outfits, as he performed three times during the show.

During the show comedian Chris Rock live-streamed one of Ye's speeches about him wanting to run for presidency in 2020.

In the finale, Kanye - sorry Ye - was seen sporting a red 'Make America Great Again' hat as well as a 'Free Hoover' sweatshirt.

His fashion choices didn't particularly go down well on social media as the rapper did come in for a bit of stick.

One person tweeted: "Either I accidentally dropped some acid, or Kanye West dropped a few unbleeped f-bombs on #snl while dressed as a bottle of Perrier."

Another said: "Kanye West finished #SNL wearing a MAGA hat. Incredible he managed to find a costume more embarrassing than this. #SNLPremiere."

Credit:Chris Rock/SNL/NBC
Credit:Chris Rock/SNL/NBC

We've seen Ye wear the MAGA hat a few times and earlier this week, the rapper claimed to have redesigned it - apparently, he did it by changing the brim and the shape of the front and he also told Fader he added 'positive energy' to the hat (Of course he did).

While he has worn his MAGA hat a number of times, his sweatshirt appeared to confuse fans, but many concluded it must refer to Chicago gang leader Larry Hoover.


Hoover founded the Chicago street gang the Gangster Disciples. He is currently serving six life sentences in Florence, Colorado.

While Ye didn't give the audience or his fans any explanation to his reason for wearing the jumper, he is currently selling it on his website for a tidy $90 (£69).

We can't exactly say it's odd to see the rapper make a...shall we say 'daring' fashion choice - back in August he was spotted wearing a pair of his Yeezy sliders (as a sandal-sock combo) to a wedding. And, again, the internet didn't take well to his attire, with the poor fella being absolutely slated.

If he's serious about the presidency in 2020, he might want to consider investing in a couple of sharp suits and some well-fitting shoes.

Featured Image Credit: SNL/NBC

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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