Kanye West was stumped by TV host Jimmy Kimmel when he quizzed the rapper about his assist for President Trump.
The often verbose artist appeared misplaced for phrases when Kimmel requested him why he thought Mr Trump cared about black folks, “or any folks in any respect”.
His silence on Thursday’s present prompted Kimmel to chop to a business break.
West, 41, additionally talked about designing garments, his household, and psychological well being throughout his first look on Kimmel’s late-night chat present since 2013.
The host referred to West’s well-known declare from 2005 that President George W Bush “would not care about black folks”, and requested the celebrity: “What makes you assume that Donald Trump does – or any folks in any respect?”
West silently contemplated the query for a number of seconds earlier than Kimmel prompt taking a break.
The hip-hop star has beforehand referred to as Trump “my brother” and mentioned they shared the identical “dragon vitality”.
Requested earlier in Thursday’s interview why he had determined to endorse Trump publicly, West mentioned he hadn’t wished to succumb to stress to take the predictable choice.
“As a musician, African-American… everybody round me tried to choose my candidate for me,” he mentioned, suggesting there was a notion that “blacks can solely be Democrats”.
Referring to the abbreviation of his first title that gives the title of his newest album, he went on: “If I am afraid to be me, I am now not Ye.
“I fairly take pleasure in [it] when individuals are mad at me about sure issues.”
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West’s free-wheeling solutions made for an intriguing if often baffling interview, with Kimmel showing content material to let his visitor preach at size.
Relations haven’t at all times been so cordial between the 2, who had a high-profile falling out on social media previous to their 2013 assembly.
The interview adopted an look on leisure website TMZ in Might, during which West controversially claimed the enslavement of African Individuals over centuries could have been “a alternative”.
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