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Kanye West Reflects on Backlash Over Trump Support: 'I'm a Black Guy With a Red [MAGA] Hat'

Kanye West is opening up about the backlash he received for supporting President Donald Trump.In a new interview with WSJ Magazine published Wednesday, the rapper, 42, spoke about why he resents how people made assumptions about him "because he is black or a rapper or a college dropout."
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"It reminded me of how I felt as a black guy before I was famous, when I would walk in a restaurant and people would look at you like you were going to steal something."He continued, "This is your place, Ye, dont talk about apparel. This is your place, Ye, youre black, so youre a Democrat.

"The Yeezy founder explained how his wealth and fame didnt protect him. "Everything is about putting people in their place. Classism, protectionism -- not just racism," Kanye said. "Classism is like living on a bookshelf. The more money you have, the higher you go. And you get to the top and look over and what do you see? Fear.

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As WSJ magazine pointed out, back in July, the Sunday Service founder utilized his friendship with Trump to help out his friend, fellow rapper A$AP Rocky, who had been detained in Sweden after he was arrested following an altercation with a fan. Kanye, who, at the time, was in his swimming pool in Calabasas, called up Jared Kushner at the White House -- and Trump phoned back "less than an hour later.

"Later that day, Trump tweeted about their conversation, writing, "Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rockys incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky."WSJ also noted that while Kanye is not registered to vote, he said he would have voted for Trump if he had been.

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