Kanye West, with President Trump in 201
Thursday night, Mr. West was in "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" study, and talked about politics.
Kimmel became involved in President Trump's argument by raising Kim Kardashian West's part in securing clemency for Alice Marie Johnson.
"Were you ever worried that she was alone in the oval office with President Trump?" the host of the talk show asked.
"Well, he's a player," Kanye replied.
Kimmel also asked the rapper about his reaction to his support for Trump and whether he thought he was a good president.
"It's fun, in this world we live in, there are two main motivating forces, and I tweet about it all the time: it's love or fear, and you can not explain love," Kanye said . "My cousin is locked up for murder, and I love him and he did a bad thing, but I still love him."
He also ensnared the idea that his occupation or ethnicity should automatically dictate his political inclinations.  "Just like a musician, African-American boy in Hollywood – all these different things, all around me tried to choose my candidate for me and then they told me whenever I said I liked Trump that I could not say it loud or my career would be over, I would have been expelled (of) the black community, because the blacks, we should have a monolithic thought – we can only be democratic, "he said.
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Referring to his hospitalization in 2016, Kanye said that it took a while before he felt brave enough to support the president.
"I did not have the confidence to face the world and the possible backlash It took me a year and a half to have the security of getting up and wearing the hat, regardless of the consequences and what I represented for myself – it's not of politics because I am not a politician like this but it represented the overcoming of fear and what felt did not matter what someone said and said that you can not bully, the liberals can "make me the bully, the news can not intimidate me, the hip-hop community, they can not make me bully, "he explained." Because at that point, if I'm afraid of being me, I'm not anymore. " This is what makes Ye. And I actually enjoy it when people are really mad at me about certain things. "
The conversation returned to Trump later in the interview, when Kanye posed the question:" When I see that people are like go to the president, it's like, why not try the love? "
Kimmel said he understood where his host came from, but denied that the question was so simple." There are literally families destroyed because of what this president is doing, and I think we can not forget that if we like his personality or not, his actions are really what matters, "he said." You have so famous and so powerfully said that at George Bush does not care about blacks, I wonder what makes you think that Donald Trump or any other person? "
Kanye took a moment to contemplate Kimmel's question: Before too long, Kimmel intervened and said:" Because we will not take a break, we will come back … " When the show returned from the commercial, Kimmel never returned to Trump, chatting instead of Kanye's children and his bipolar diagnosis.
However, the moment was a conversation on Twitter, a bit frustrating for others. "#KanyeWest tries to defend Trump and #JimmyKimmel closes with the facts" a fan tweeted .
Others wanted Kanye's answer. "… Too bad for Kimmel for not letting Kanye answer, it's okay to advertise" a published person .
"So … Kanye will not answer the question that Jimmy asked about the separation of Trump families and if he loves blacks?" wrote another . "We will ignore him, let's go back to the chatter, I see"
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