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Hate it or love it, the Kanye West rant is a kind of a big deal in the digital era. One in particular that went really left is being revisited and now we have a behind the scenes look at it.

As spotted on Complex the polarizing rapper ended up doing the most on a Saturday Night Live appearance back in 2018. As the episode was closing out West took to the microphone and let his free thinking mind do the talking all while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. Yeezy voiced his full fledged support of Donald Trump which took a lot of people at the live taping by surprise including some of the cast. In a recent visit to HOT97 Keenan Thompson revisited the moment with the Ebro In The Morning staff.

When asked “do you recall the Kanye West night?” he responded “thoroughly”. “It’s a moment in the show where it’s like, sometimes they’ll do a last song over the good night credits or whatever. So, you know; U2 did it, McCartney did it, and they actually like go to the other stage and get with they band and do a whole performance” he added. “When I saw that he was standing on the regular stage I was like, oh he’s just gonna take a moment and have a moment basically.”

As Ye backed the reality star turned political troll Keenan decided to exit stage left. He detailed the decision saying “yeah, I think I would like to watch this on TV, and I got lucky because it became extremely uncomfortable extremely quickly. I was also tired as hell, it’s a long day.” Nevertheless it seems that Thompson still might have a cape on for Kanye. “But God bless him, I felt bad.”

You can see the interview in entirety where he also denies that West was not bullied for wearing the MAGA hat below.


Keenan Thompson Recalls MAGA Kanye West’s Awkward ‘SNL’ Rant [Video]  was originally published on

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