SNL Stars Were Freaking Out Over Kanye’s Pro-Trump Rants This Weekend
Kanye West performed at the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, then later ended up going on a pro-Trump rant that night while wearing a Make America Great Again hat. Apparently, some of the cast members weren’t down with that.
“He made it uncomfortable for the cast and [host] Adam Driver by calling them back onstage and not saying why and then went off on them,” an insider told People. “The show had been supportive of all of Kanye’s visions throughout the week, even giving him the opportunity for the third song during the goodnight [portion],’ and then he surprised everyone.”
The rant wasn’t televised, but the show still wasn’t trying to silence him. “The show was already off the air when he started his rant. It goes off at 1,” the source shared, adding that his specific claim that he had been “bullied backstage” about wearing the MAGA hat wasn’t accurate.
“No one bullied him about wearing the MAGA hat. He wore it in promos and all week before the show even aired and was asking everyone if they thought he should wear the hat, interns, anyone walking by who would listen,” the insider said.