Before Kanye started his pro-Trump rant at the end of his Saturday Night Live appearance he claimed that he had been "bullied" for wanting to wear a MAGA hat.
"They screamed at me. They bully me. They bullied me backstage," he ranted. "They said don’t go out there with that hat on. They bullied me backstage. They bullied me.”
While one was lead to believe his "bullies" were the SNL cast or maybe Matt Damon, who had appeared as beleaguered Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh, that wasn't the case at all.
Instead of a liberal Hollywood conspiracy, Ye was "bullied" by his Chicago confidante and frequent collaborator Malik Yusef, who told him not to wear the pro-Trump hat on stage.
“'I’m not gonna be around you if you wear that MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat.' And I left out of 'Saturday Night Live.' I was embarrassed to tell Chris Rock. I was leaving out when he was coming in with his daughters. He was like, 'Aye Malik, come back upstairs.' I was like, 'Yeah, I’ll be back,” and I was leaving to go to my hotel," Yusef told AllHipHop.
"He said I bullied him, and that’s not true," he continued. "He said that in front of his daughter North, and it hurt my feelings."
Here's "bullied" Ye's SNL rant.