Kanye West went on a wild tangent while asked about his support for Donald Trump on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday.
The rapper said it “took me a year and a half to have the confidence” to declare his support for the US president.
West upset people this year by declaring support for Trump, and, separately, suggesting that slavery was “a choice.”
Kanye West said he “can’t explain love” when asked about his support for Donald Trump in a wild interview that aired last night.
The response was part of a long tangent by West, who ultimately did not give a definitive answer to a question by TV host Jimmy Kimmel, who asked whether he thought Trump was “a good president.”
When asked about Trump’s capabilities as president on Thursday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show, the rapper instead riffed on the concept of love, explaining that it “took me a year and a half to have the confidence to stand up and put on the hat, no matter what the consequences were.”
West posted a photo of himself wearing the Trump campaign’s signature “Make America Great Again” hat this April, upsetting fans and leading artists including Chance the Rapper to distance themselves from West.
Here’s the relevant exchange between Kimmel and West:
Jimmy Kimmel: Some people were very happy when you said you liked President Trump. Do you like — do you think he is a good president?
Kanye West: Well, you know, it’s funny, you know, in this world that we live in, there’s two main motivating forces, and I tweet about it all the time. It’s love or fear. You can’t explain love. My cousin is locked up for murder, and I love him. He did a bad thing but I still love him.
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Source:: Business Insider