Lana Del Rey Takes Kanye to Task for Supporting Trump

Singer blasts rapper after West's 'SNL' appearance, pic with MAGA hat on Instagram
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2018 11:43 AM CDT
Lana Del Rey Takes Kanye to Task for Supporting Trump
In this Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, Lana Del Rey arrives at the Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Kanye West, now apparently known as "Ye," caused quite a stir when he closed out Saturday Night Live with a pro-Trump/anti-Democrat tirade while wearing a red "Make America Great Again" baseball cap. West kept the controversy going Sunday, posting a photo on Instagram showing him sporting the MAGA hat and writing, "This represents good and America becoming whole again." He added: "We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment." Comments on the photo and his remarks ran the gamut from "perfectly said" to "you're just ridiculous," but one in particular stood out. It was from singer Lana Del Rey, who Mashable points out performed at West and Kim Kardashian's wedding, and she wasn't thrilled with Ye's post.

"Trump becoming our president was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture," she wrote. "I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism ... If you think it's alright to support someone who believes it's OK to grab a woman by the p---- just because he's famous then you need an intervention as much as he does." The Washington Post tries to clarify what West may have meant about nixing the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, noting there's a "fair chance" West was talking about the amendment's "exception clause"—the portion of the amendment "that literally allowed slavery and involuntary servitude to continue across the country" in prisons and on plantations. Still, some weren't having it. "I can't do nothing for him," film director Ava DuVernay eyerolled on Twitter. (More Lana Del Rey stories.)

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