Lana Del Rey furiously confronts Kanye West over his support for Donald Trump
Guys, it looks like Kanye West might finally have reached his peak.
This weekend, the rapper appeared on Saturday Night Live dressed as a man-sized Perrier bottle. And, surprisingly, that turned out to be the most normal thing about his performance.
At the end of the evening, after he had performed, Kanye went on an impromptu rant in which he declared that his name was now "Ye", that he was going to run for president in 2020, and that he had been "bullied" backstage for wearing his MAGA hat. He also made several comments about racism and the fact that lots of people had tried to dissuade him from supporting Donald Trump, but made it clear that he had no intention of doing so.
The scenes did not end up airing on SNL, but many people in the audience managed to record snippets from West's (sorry - Ye's) strange political rant.
"So many times I talk to a white person and [they] say, 'How could you like Trump, he's racist?'" he said at one point. "Well, if I was concerned about racism I would've moved out of America a long time ago."
He later went on to share a picture of himself wearing his MAGA hat, saying:
"This represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment.
"Message sent with love."
For context, the 13th Amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude.
In response, Lana Del Rey left a long comment on his Instagram post. She said:
"Trump becoming our president was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture.
"I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism - none of which would be a talking point if we weren't speaking about the man leading our country.
"If you think it's alright to support someone who believes it's OK to grab a woman by the p***y just because he's famous - then you need an intervention just as much as he does - something so many narcissists will never get because there just isn't enough help for the issue.
"Message sent with concern that will never be addressed."
And she wasn't the only celebrity to make her opinions known, either.
Chris Evans also responded to Ye's bizarre declaration that he wanted to see an end to the 13th Amendment, calling his ignorance "maddening".
"There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue," he wrote. "The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying."
It's been clear for a long time now that Kanye's political opinions differ wildly from many other celebrities and Hollywood personalities, but that doesn't seemed to have stopped him from sharing them. And, at this point, it's beginning to look like nothing will ever change his mind.