Kanye West has denied being stumped when requested on TV about his help for President Donald Trump – saying he did not have time to answer.
The usually chatty rapper appeared misplaced for phrases when TV host Jimmy Kimmel requested him whether or not he thought Mr Trump cared about black individuals, “or any individuals in any respect”.
His silence on Thursday’s present prompted Kimmel to chop to a industrial break.
However West tweeted on Saturday that he “wasn’t given an opportunity to reply”.
He stated Kimmel’s query “was so vital I took time to suppose. After which I used to be hit with the let’s go to industrial break”.
The 41-year-old hip-hop star has beforehand referred to Mr Trump as “my brother” and stated they shared the identical “dragon power”.
In Thursday’s late-night chat present, Kimmel referred to West’s well-known declare from 2005 that President George W Bush “would not care about black individuals”, and requested the famous person: “What makes you suppose that Donald Trump does – or any individuals in any respect?”
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West contemplated the query in silence for a number of seconds earlier than Kimmel steered taking a break.
Requested earlier within the interview why he had determined to endorse President Trump publicly, West stated 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 stated, suggesting there was a notion that “blacks can solely be Democrats”.