Jimmy Kimmel did an interview with Kanye West and talked about his politics, specifically his support for President Donald Trump.
The interview started off light hearted with Kimmel asking West if he had any interest in designing the suits for Trump’s “Space Force.”
“I’m into designing,” West chuckled.
When Kanye talked about his wife, Kim Kardashian, and her help of Alice Johnson who was granted clemency from a life sentence for a first time drug offense, Kimmel had another jab at the president.
“Were you ever concerned about her being alone in the Oval Office with President Trump?” Kimmel asked.
“Well, he is a player,” West smirked.
The interview eventually addressed West’s support for Trump. The artist compared Trump to his cousin who is locked up for murder. He still loves him even though he did a bad thing.
“Just as a musician, African-American, guy out in Hollywood, all these different things, you know, everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me. And then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over,” Kanye West told Kimmel.
“I’d get kicked out of the black community because blacks- we’re supposed to have a monolithic thought, we can only like, we can only be Democrats and all. So, even when I said it right before I went to the hospital and I expressed myself, and when I came out I had lost my confidence. So I didn’t have the confidence to take on the world and the possible backlash and it took me a year and a half have the confidence to stand up and put on the hat no matter what the consequences were. And what it represented to me is not about policies because I’m not a politician like that, but it represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt, no matter what anyone said, in saying, you can’t bully me. Liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip-hop community, they can’t bully me. Because at that point, if I’m afraid to be me, I’m no longer Ye. That’s what makes Ye.”
Kanye finished his comments by admitting that he “enjoys” when people are mad at him.