Kanye West came under fire in May when he put on a MAGA hat, posted for a picture, and then told employees at the TMZ offices that slavery was a "choice" before sharing his support for President Donald Trump.
West: "I knew you were going to ask me".
President Donald Trump is thanking Kanye West after the rapper talked about his support for Trump during an appearance Thursday on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!". He said his earlier support was less about "policies" than it was about "overcoming fear and doing what you felt - no matter what anyone said - and saying, 'You can't bully me". "He's like, 'What happened?' I'm like, 'I burned my leg on the motorcycle and I didn't want to tell you.' He's like, 'How long ago?' I'm like, 'Four miles!'"
Kimmel eased into the topic of President Trump by bringing up Kim Kardashian West's part in securing clemency for Alice Marie Johnson. "And there's times where, at least I'm happy that I know". Because we never had therapists in the black community.
Kimmel had to cut short the awkward moment: "Why don't we take a break". He did a bad thing, but I still love him. One person wrote in response to Donald's tweet, "Is that why Kanye was dumbfounded & unable to respond when Jimmy Kimmel asked, "You so famously and powerfully said George Bush doesn't care about black people..."
Then West went on to talk about how love is the most important force, and people should try approaching everyone, including the president, with love.
The idea of West sitting down for three entire segments of Jimmy Kimmel Live-an interview the artist requested-makes it feel as though Yeezy has something significant to tell the world. News has a sneak look at the Hip Hop Edition of Mean Tweets, featuring Lil Wayne, Logic and Ty Dolla $ign.
West's free-wheeling answers made for an intriguing if occasionally baffling interview, with Kimmel appearing content to let his guest pontificate at length. "[I don't have extreme periods of depression] because I just say it".
In a wide-ranging interview, West was also asked if his views on women had changed now that he had two daughters. He added that he's into "a lot of black on white, obviously", which mirrors his "own reality".