Kanye West. (Getty Images) Los Angeles – Kanye West was not endorsing Donald Trump when he said he would have voted for him. Although the 39-year-old rapper did not cast a vote in the recent US presidential election, he caused controversy when he said he would have chosen Trump if he had voted but sources close to Kanye insist it was not an endorsement of the president-elect. A source told PEOPLE, ”Kanye’s basically saying everyone has a right to their opinion and it’s important to have a dialogue about it.