Bold and blunt rapper Kanye West has been a huge, staunch Trump supporter from the very beginning.
He’s proudly worn MAGA hats and even met with President Trump at the White House.
Never one to be ashamed or back down from standing up for his political views, even in liberal-dominated Hollywood, West just sent a powerful message to Dems and the black community.
Drawing parallels to pre-Civil War slavery, West made it clear to the crowd of thousands gathered at his Sunday Church Service in Salt Lake City, UT earlier today what Democrats are really about, and what they have been about since the origination of their party.
“Abraham Lincoln was the Whig Party — that’s the Republican Party that freed the slaves,” Kanye declared before going on to encourage folks to think independently when it comes to politics and President Trump, regardless of race,
“I ain’t never make a decision based only on my color. That’s a form of slavery — mental slavery.”
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Kanye West is on a mission to counter the secular, liberal mainstream culture with his Sunday Church Services, new music, and upcoming film.
Judging from these reply tweets, he's definitely making a BIG impact!
The Washington Examiner has more to say about West's truthful words spoken in defense of his proud support for our president:
Rapper Kanye West once again defended his support of President Trump, arguing that it's "mental slavery" to make decisions or vote based on skin color.
"That's the Republican Party that freed the slaves," West said on Saturday during his Sunday Service session in Salt Lake City, pointing to the fact that former Republican President Abraham Lincoln was in office when slavery in the United States ended.
He continued by saying people criticize him because he "chose my right."
"And we got the right, right? We got a right to our opinions, right?" he asked. "You black, so you can't like Trump? I ain't never made a decision only based on my color. That's a form of slavery, mental slavery."
Deseret News has more details on the awesome and powerful Kanye West Sunday Church Service that went on in Utah earlier today:
Kanye West didn’t start performing at his “Sunday Service” until 1:35 p.m. — an hour and a half into the worship event. He took the microphone in his hand as the bass boomed behind him. Fans roared under a light blue sky with few clouds and a cool wind breeze.
As soon as he began to speak, someone shouted, “Thank you, Kanye!”
Kanye responded, “Who said ‘Thank you, Kanye?’ I want you to say is ‘Thank you, Jesus.’”
The crowd roared in approval. They had been waiting all morning for him, and were happy to cheer for him. West, who has been touring the nation with these events, only performed one song — “Jesus Walks,” one of his biggest hits — during his brief appearance at The Gateway in Salt Lake City Saturday.
Sunday Servicehappened on a rather particular Saturday in Salt Lake City — the same day as the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City was already bubbling with a religious thought and mood, fans said at the event.
Somewhere between 7,000 and 10,000 people attended the event. Fans first lined up at 4 a.m. Students from universities packed Salt Lake City’s public transportation system en route to the show. Many sauntered in around 9 a.m. — two hours before the worship service kicked off. Fans leaned on barriers to see the stage. About 9:50 a.m., the gates opened and fans rushed the stage from three different entrances. It was pure chaos.
West’s biggest moment came when he took the microphone and talked about the dangers of social media — a theme expressed multiple times during the opening session of general conference.
“Do not read comments on the internet,” he said. “These people don’t know you like that. Social media is designed to make you think slower. ... They want to slow you down and control you.”
West talked about politics, too, referencing how the Republican Party of Lincoln freed the slaved and how he supports President Donald Trump.
“I ain’t never make a decision based only on my color,” West said. “That’s a form of slavery — mental slavery. I ain’t drink from the white person fountain. ... I ain’t playing with them. All these mind controllers, the media, all of these mind controllers. I find that wherever Christ is where I’ve got my mind at. We find that the love of Christ is where I’ve got my mind back,” he said.
And West said it’s important to focus on more than yourself and God. Focus less on multiple gods — like fame, money and power. Focus on the one true God, he said.
Though he rhymed a few lines together here and there, West’s Sunday Service event ended on a whimper. He disappeared to wherever he emerged from. The Sunday Service Collective — which performed throughout much of the morning — ended the show. People floated away, confused and a little let down.
But the message was clear — Kanye is praising Jesus, God and bringing religion to wherever he goes. The new Kanye is not about Kanye. He’s about Jesus Christ, God and observing your faith to make yourself happier.
One attendee, Mike In, said he attended the show to see West because he loves his music — and because it was free. He thought about traveling to Cody, Wyoming, for a show. But he didn’t make it. Still, he said the “religious vibes” of Salt Lake City this weekend made it a fascinating show. But it’s cool that West’s Sunday Service is happening on a Saturday in Salt Lake City, he said.
The event came together at the last minute. Salt Lake police officer William Caycho, who helped watch over the event, said police were told to expect between 4,000 and 7,000 people. They were told last minute to attend.
Uproxx added in some background:
With the upcoming album, Jesus Is King, and the performance of gospel music at his spiritual Sunday Service shows, Kanye West is using his platform to teach the public about his religious views. The rapper is also calling upon the same audience to speak about his political views. A known Trump supporter, West explained his support of the president, as well as several other of his ideologies, on stage during a Sunday Service performance in Salt Lake City.
West began by explaining his support for the Republican Party. Though he himself has previously admitted he didn’t vote in 2016, West said he feels stigmatized as a person of color and a Republican. “Abraham Lincoln was the Whig Party — that’s the Republican Party that freed the slaves,” Kanye said before explaining he refused to oppose Trump based on the color of his skin. “I ain’t never make a decision based only on my color. That’s a form of slavery — mental slavery.” Kanye has made similar statements about the Republican Party on social media in the past but was criticized for failing to recognize that political parties look nothing like they did in the 1860s.