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Trump Jr. defends rapper’s MAGA hat on ‘SNL’ — CNN asks if it’s time to start worrying about rapper
People are split on rapper Kanye West's remarks after his appearance on "Saturday Night Live." (Image source: Twitter screenshot)

Trump Jr. defends rapper’s MAGA hat on ‘SNL’ — CNN asks if it’s time to start worrying about rapper

It seemed pretty clear how conservatives and liberals were split on rapper Kanye West, who defended his support of President Donald Trump during Saturday's "Saturday Night Live."

What have people said?

Donald Trump Jr. defended West on Monday, after West took heavy criticism for supporting the president and criticizing the producers of the long-running sketch comedy show.

Reports even emerged that West was bullied backstage after he voiced his support for the president and wore his trademark red MAGA hat.

"Is anyone even a little bit shocked that @kanyewest was bullied backstage for wanting to wear a #maga hat on SNL?" Trump Jr. asked on Twitter Sunday. "Despite the BS they preach, the left isn't tolerant of any view that differs even slightly from their own."

"You obey or you're out," Trump Jr. added.

The president himself even weighed in on West's remarks on Sunday.

On Twitter, "Like many, I don't watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) - no longer funny, no talent or charm. It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told 'no'), was great. He's leading the charge!"

On Monday, CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota wondered if West was unraveling. During "New Day," Camerota said, "I just am wondering if it's time to start worrying about Kanye because he does go on, sometimes, nonsensical rants. He has taken a break for some stress-related issues, so I'm concerned."

John Berman, Camerota's co-host, added, "The president obviously loved it," and went on to call West simply "another entertainer deciding to get political on company time."

West himself took to Twitter on Sunday and defended himself and the criticism.

"[T]his represents good and America becoming whole again," he wrote. "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."

What did the rapper say, anyway?

West tackled politics after the "Saturday Night Live" broadcast ended.

According to social media clips, West revealed that he was bullied backstage for wearing his red hat.

“They bullied me backstage. They said don't go out there with that hat on. They bullied me backstage," West said in one clip. “If you want the world to move forward, try love. Thank y'all for giving me this platform. I know some of y'all don't agree. But some of y'all be going at [Trump's] neck a lot, and I don't think it's actually that helpful."

West also went on to discuss the imbalance of liberalism in conservatism in Hollywood as well as the media.

In one clip, West said, “I wanna cry right now, black man in America, supposed to keep what you're feelin' inside right now ... The blacks want always Democrat ... you know it's like the plan they did, to take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare ... does anybody know about that? That's the Democratic plan."

He added, “There's so many times I talk to a white person and they say, 'How could you like Trump, he's racist?' Well, uh, if I was concerned about racism I would've moved out of America a long time ago."

During his speech, the “Saturday Night Live" cast kept silent during West's speech, and very few audience members applauded West's remarks.

You can see two such videos below.

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