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Kanye West Says He Felt Pressure to Support Clinton: Seemed Like I Was ‘Castrated’ For Being Pro-Trump

Ever since a series of Tweets supporting President Donald Trump in late April, followed by a meltdown on TMZ in early May, Kanye West has largely remained out of the spotlight.

On Monday, however, The New York Times published a lengthy interview with the hip hop star in which he reflected on some of those pro-Trump tweets and opened up a bit on politics.

West told the Times that he felt immense pressure to support Hillary Clinton.

“Man, I had my [expletive] [expletive] castrated,” West told the Times. “You have to like Hillary. That’s got to be your choice.”

West went on to make the claim that he was speaking out in favor of the president on behalf of others who want to do the same, but are afraid.

“I felt that I knew people who voted for Trump that were celebrities that were scared to say that they liked him. But they told me, and I liked him, and I’m not scared to say what I like,” West said. “Let me come over here and get in this fight with you.”

You can read the whole thing here.

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