Kanye West Talks Politics
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Rapper Kanye West told the crowd at a concert in California Thursday that he did not vote in the presidential election. But he told them that if he had, he would have voted for Donald Trump.
West reportedly continued to talk for 40 minutes about his reasons for preferring Trump. The crowd, expecting to hear songs instead of a political speech, booed him. Some even threw shoes.
The majority of voters in California preferred Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.
On Friday, people reacted on social media to the singer's comments. "Kanye" became the most popular topic on Twitter.
Many of the concert-goers posted live updates on Twitter of West's unexpected speech. One person wrote that West told the crowd, "The internet is going to take this out of context."
By that, he means people may misunderstand his comments.
Another Twitter user said he was surprised to hear West did not vote in the election. He thought the outspoken performer would have written in his own name on the ballot.
West did not say Thursday whether he agreed with Trump's political ideas. But he did talk about some of the things he believes are wrong with the country.
He said he believes African Americans should "stop focusing on racism. This world is racist, OK? Stop being distracted ..."
West also said he thought the next four years would prepare him to run for president in 2020.
Some social media users said they missed how Kanye West acted back in 2005. That year, during a fundraising event for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, West criticized President George W. Bush's response to the storm. He said on live television, "George Bush doesn't care about black people."
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1.presidential election 总统选举
Neither of the front-runners in the presidential election is a mainstream politician.
2.instead of 代替；而不是
The farmers will be paid for their grain in cash, instead of IOUs.
3.political speech 政治演讲
A serious political speech should not be full of frivolity.
4.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
1.He said he believes African Americans should "stop focusing on racism.
focusing on 关注
He is currently focusing on assessment and development.
The second area that I was focusing on was environmental issues and energy efficiency.
2.One person wrote that West told the crowd, "The internet is going to take this out of context."
out of context 断章取义
Thomas says that he has been taken out of context on the issue.
They insist his remarks were ripped out of context.
周四，说唱歌手坎耶·维斯特（Kanye West）在加州举办的音乐会上称，自己没有参与美国大选投票 。不过他告诉观众，如果参与的话，可能会把票投给唐纳德·特朗普（Donald Trump） 。
据悉，坎耶用了40分钟解释为何把票投给特朗普 。观众是为了欣赏音乐而来而不是政治演说，因此不断向他喝倒彩 。甚至还有观众向他扔鞋子 。
在总统竞选中，加利福尼亚州的多数选民更倾向于民主党候选人希拉里·克林顿（Hillary Clinton） 。
周五，网友纷纷在社交媒体上评论坎耶的演讲 。“坎耶”迅速登上推特热搜 。
现场很多听众实时更新了坎耶这场突如其来的演讲 。其中一位网友写道，坎耶告诉歌迷们：“网络媒体会断章取义 。”
另外一名推特网友表示，坎耶居然没有参与大选投票，他十分吃惊 。他以为这个直率的歌手会将自己的名字写在选票上 。
周四，坎耶并未表示自己认可特朗普的政治观点 。但他的确谈到了美国存在的一些弊端 。
他说，非裔美国人不要再纠结种族歧视的问题了 。这个世界充满了种族歧视，知道吗？别再为此心烦了 。
一些网友表示，很怀念2005年时的坎耶 。那一年，他为凯特莉娜飓风受灾民众资金募集时，大力抨击乔治·沃克·布什（George W. Bush）应对飓风的反应 。他在一次直播节目上称：“布什总统压根儿就不关心黑人 。”