Rapper Kanye West has revealed he would have opted for Donald Trump in the US presidential election if he had voted.

“I told you I didn’t vote,” he told an audience in San Jose, California. “But I didn’t tell you… if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted on Trump.”

Angry fans responded by booing the singer and throwing items on stage.

West said he had “loved the debates” between Trump and rival Hillary Clinton and that his “approach was absolutely genius because it… worked”.

The performer also asked for people to “stop focusing on racism”, saying: “This world is racist, okay. Let’s stop being distracted to focus on that as much. We are in a racist country – period.”