Kanye West silent about whether Trump cares for blacks

Angelo Anderson
August 10, 2018

Up first was the rapper's relationship with the president.

Watch Kanye and Kimmel's conversation about Donald Trump in the clip above.

Here's West's entire appearance in which the rapper, producer, designer, and all-around icon discusses his shoes, porn choices, wife, and the president.

"Well, he is a player", joked West. But after a couple beats, Kimmel offered, "Why don't we take a break". This time around however, cooler heads prevailed and the two talked about Kanye's support of Donald Trump, his mental health, & more. "We can only be Democrats", he said. "It's love and fear".

"You so famously and so powerfully said 'George Bush doesn't care about black people". But he made a decision to speak his mind "no matter what the consequences were". "It represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt, no matter what anyone said". "If I'm afraid to be me, then I'm not Ye, that's what makes me Ye".

"I think that's a lovely thought but just in literal terms, there are families being torn apart at the border of this country", Kimmel said, referring to Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy.

"Just in literal terms, there are families being torn apart at the border of the country-there are literally families being torn apart as a result of what this president is doing", Kimmel says.


When Kimmel brought up West's famous statement that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" and poses the question of why he thinks "Donald Trump would care about black people", West remained silent until the host cut to commercial.

West had no response.

It was awkward, to say the least. Kimmel asked. "Or any people at all". I didn't have the confidence to take on the world and the possible backlash and 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.

Kimmel said he thinks West embraces being bi-polar and that's just "one of those things that makes you, you".

Back in April, a few weeks after returning to Twitter, West opened up on Twitter about his "love" for Trump, saying, "You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him". West replied, "Yeah. It's not an opposite, it drives more of how you really feel". It doesn't do an opposite [referring to the humorous phrase on his album cover].

West mentioned he had his "first complete blackout at age 5. We never approached taking a medication".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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