Kim Kardashian reveals she 'learned a lot' from Kanye West wearing a MAGA hat on 'Saturday Night Live': 'Why can't he wear that on TV?'

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Kim Kardashian reveals she 'learned a lot' from Kanye West wearing a MAGA hat on 'Saturday Night Live': 'Why can't he wear that on TV?'
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  • Kim Kardashian West recalled being "very nervous" about Ye (formerly Kanye West) wearing a "MAGA" hat on "SNL."

  • Kardashian West told Bari Weiss that she tried to talk Ye out of wearing the hat.

  • Kardashian West says she thinks differently about it in retrospect: "Why can't he wear that on TV?"

Kim Kardashian West said that she "learned a lot" after trying to convince her husband, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West), not to wear a Make America Great Again red hat during his 2018 appearance as a musical guest on "Saturday Night Live."

Speaking to writer Bari Weiss on an episode of Weiss' podcast "Honestly with Bari Weiss," Kardashian West recalled that she was "very nervous" about Ye wearing the hat, a symbol of support for President Donald Trump, on "SNL."

Kardashian West told Weiss that she didn't want Ye to wear the "MAGA" hat onstage back in 2018, and was "very forceful" in arguing with him to take it off.

Ye was the musical guest on the 44th season premiere of "SNL" in September 2018. Ultimately, he did wear the Make America Great Again hat during his appearance and also gave a pro-Trump speech. The speech didn't air in full but was preserved through audience recordings, Insider previously reported. Ye vocally supported President Trump in 2018 and onward, and ran for president himself in 2020.

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Ye during the "SNL" appearance in 2018.Rosalind O'Connor/NBC

Kardashian West said that her view of the situation had changed in retrospect.

"Now looking back, I think, why should he take that off if that's what he believes in? Why can't he wear that on TV?" she said, noting that "half of the country" voted for Trump. "So clearly other people like him."

She told Weiss that the experience ultimately taught her "to be a little more empathetic for people who want to do what they want to," and that she respected Ye's knowledge and dedication to his beliefs.

"To me, that's a good quality to have, no matter who is against you and no matter what the circumstances are," Kardashian West said.

Kardashian West, who shares four children with Ye, filed for divorce from the rapper in February after seven years of marriage, and the two have reportedly maintained an amicable coparenting relationship. Kardashian West has recently been linked to "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson, though neither have confirmed any romantic relationship. Ye, meanwhile, appeared to make another public offer of reconciliation to his estranged wife, singing "I need you to run right back to me" during a benefit concert in Los Angeles on December 9.

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