Kanye West Hops On Table At Apple Store, Rants About New 'MAG' Hats
By Peyton Blakemore
October 12, 2018
Kanye West definitely has a love for theatrics.
Following his trip to the White House on Thursday (October 11), the "I Love It" rapper headed to a Washington, D.C. apple store (probably to get his iPhone password changed after he revealed it to the world), where he gave an impromptu "keynote" speech —while standing atop yet another table.
For his Apple speech, Ye left his MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat at the Oval Office, choosing to instead wear a purple cap and USPS jacket, according to footage captured by fans and reporters in the store. Before kicking off his soliloquy, Ye jumped on a table at the front of the store and waited to make sure everyone had their phones out to record him before he delivered his speech. Once cameras were out, and all eyes were on him, Ye told the Apple Store crowd that he had a hat made for Trump, which reads "Make America Great" without the "again."
"It hurts us as people, specifically black people, the idea [of Make America Great Again], because we say, [when] was America ever great for us?" he explained. "So we made an updated hat that said, Make America Great, and Trump wore the hat so he is open to adjusting and listening," he added, before showing the crowd a picture of Trump in the new "MAG" hat. Ye then said, "I just wanted y'all to put this online so everyone could definitely see this," before booking it out of the store and saying he was "going to Africa," Religion News Service reporter, Jack Jenkins, tweeted.
Ye's bizarre Apple store speech followed his equally as bizarre meeting with Trump earlier in the day, where he dropped the f-bomb in the oval office, claimed the Kardashian family has low male energy, compared himself to a "fine wine," unintentionally revealed his phone password —which was 00000 — while talking about how Trump should fly in a hydrogen-powered airplane rather than Air Force One, and that's just the short of it.
“...It hurts us as people, specifically black people, the idea, because we say, was America ever great for us? So we made a updated hat that said, lmake America great, and Trump wore the hat so he is open to adjusting and listening” pic.twitter.com/nKgkDUKtga— Caroline Kelly (@caroline_mkelly) October 11, 2018
He just left, saying he’s going to Africa.— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) October 11, 2018
As previously reported, Ye is headed to Africa to continue recording his upcoming album, Yandhi. "We're going to Africa in two weeks to record," he told Harvey Levin of TMZ last month. "I felt this energy when I was in Chicago. I felt the roots. We have to go to what is known as Africa... and just grab the soil and cook food... and have my kids in the studio, and have the mic in the open so you can hear nature while we're recording."
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