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Lana Del Rey to Kanye: your support of Trump ‘is a loss for the culture’

‘I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level’

Lana Del Rey is just as exhausted by Kanye West’s bullshit as the rest of us. As the rapper/producer continues his descent into the dipshit politics of YouTube conservatism (which would be marginally less frustrating if it weren’t also accompanied by such a steep decline in musical quality), the “Venice Bitch” singer has aired her own concerns over his behaviour in a comment on one of his pro-Trump Instagram posts.

After West appeared on Saturday Night Live this weekend wearing his Make America Great Again hat, he posted comments about ending the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Del Rey commented underneath the post with her own thoughts.

“Trump becoming our president was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture,” she said. “I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of Grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism – none of which would be a talking point if we weren't speaking about the man leading our country.”

“If you think it’s alright to support someone who believes it’s OK to grab a woman by the pussy just because he’s famous – then you need an intervention as much as he does – something so many narcissists will never get because there just isn’t enough help for the issue.”

“Message sent with concern that will never be addressed,” she concluded.

Del Rey is not just an independent onlooker in all of this – she has a personal connection to West, having previously performed at his wedding to Kim Kardashian in 2014.

West originally shared a picture of his MAGA hat with the caption, “this represents good and America becoming whole again. 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.” 

The 13th Amendment that West has such an objection to is the one that, er, got rid of slavery, so the comment is certainly weird in the context of things he’s said about slavery in the past. Despite clearly writing the word “abolish”, West subsequently said on Twitter that he wanted it “amended” – which, given the 13th Amendment makes an exception for indentured servitude as a punishment for a crime, leading to America’s current prison industrial complex, isn’t entirely unreasonable. Still, why write “abolish” in the first place?

See Del Rey’s comment above, and the original Instagram post below.