Chris Redd says Kanye West delivered a “disrespectful” rant about Donald Trump when the rapper was a musical visitor on Saturday Night Live in 2018. Redd, who was a featured participant on the present when West carried out alongside host Adam Driver, advised The Daily Beast he listened to West ship stunning feedback throughout the gown rehearsal, solely to see him pull off the same speech on the stay present.
Redd — who has impersonated West a number of instances on SNL — mentioned he knew the musician was planning his controversial remarks earlier than the Season 44 premiere, throughout which he closed out a efficiency of his music “Ghost Town” with a speech about Trump that didn’t air on NBC, in line with Variety.
“I keep in mind the gown rehearsal the place he tried his gown rehearsal model of that, and I heard it, however there was music enjoying nonetheless so folks have been like sitting there and vibing,” Redd mentioned. “But I used to be listening to his phrases, and I used to be like, bro, he’s about to tug some bullshit. And I’m not about to be on stage for that. I’m not going to entertain this. Like, I’ve been a fan of Kanye my complete life. And I miss the outdated Kanye.”
When West delivered his Trump remarks throughout the SNL season premiere, Redd mentioned he “got here in there desirous to shoot everyone — verbally — and I simply felt that was disrespectful, as a result of we’re all grown adults.”
He added, “And now all of us don’t such as you. He simply got here in there with a chip on his shoulder, prepared to speak shit.”
While West’s remarks weren’t featured within the SNL telecast, his phrases made it out of Studio 8H and onto the web not lengthy after the episode aired.
West mentioned on the time, “The Blacks need all the time Democrats… it’s just like the plan they did, to take the fathers out the house and put them on welfare… does anyone find out about that? That’s a Democratic plan,” per Variety.
He contined, “There’s so many instances I discuss to, like, a white individual about this they usually say, ‘How may you want Trump? He’s racist.’ Well, uh, if I used to be involved about racism I’d’ve moved out of America a very long time in the past.”