Kanye West took to Twitter to defend his inability to respond to a question comparing Donald Trump and George W. Bush’s treatment of black people, stating that he wasn’t ‘given a chance to answer the question’.
The 41-year-old controversial rapper shared his thoughts on Saturday following his Thursday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, adding that the host cutting to commercial prevented him from answering.
‘On Jimmy Kimmel we had a great time having a dialogue. I’m reading that I was stumped by a question,’ he said on Saturday.
‘Let me clarify the click bait. I wasn’t stumped. I wasn’t given a chance to answer the question.’
‘The question was so important I took time to think. And then I was hit with the let’s go to commercial break. That interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation.’
West utilizes the moment to voice his disdain for ‘click bait’ but fails to take the opportune chance to give his answer on Twitter.
The controversial rapper has used social media to clarify his questionable points in the past.
After West’s debacle on TMZ where he alluded to slavery being a choice, the artist took to Twitter and posted a quote from Harriet Tubman in an effort to better support his point.
President Donald Trump thanked Kanye West for telling ‘the truth’ during West’s Jimmy Kimmel Live interview.
‘Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH. One new and great FACT – African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in the history of our Country. So honored by this. Thank you Kanye for your support. It is making a big difference!” Trump tweeted Friday afternoon.
On Thursday, the controversial rapper and fashion designer spoke with Jimmy Kimmel about his support for Trump explaining that other people cannot control his actions.
‘Just as a musician, African American, everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me and then told me that I couldn’t say that I like Trump,’ he said.
Kimmel went on to ask about Kim Kardashian’s recent visit to the White House where she met with the president.
‘Were you ever concerned about her being alone in the Oval Office with President Trump?’ Kimmel asked.
‘Well, he is a player,’ Kanye joked.
When asked if he thinks that ‘Donald Trump would care about black people,’ West remained quiet, forcing Kimmel to go to commercial, thus never answering the question.
‘There are families being torn apart at the border of this country,’ Kimmel said, ‘Whether we like his personality or not, his actions are what matter. You so famously and so powerfully said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” What makes you think that Donald Trump does, or any people at all?’
West tilted his head to think, said nothing and the show then went to break.
The interview also toggled between light-hearted jokes and serious talks about West’s mental disorder.
The talk show host discussed his recent album Ye and the song I Thought About Killing You along with the quote on the album cover which reads: ‘I hate being biopolar. It’s awesome’.
‘It’s important for us to have open conversations about mental health,’ Kanye said. ‘We never had therapists in the black community.’
The father-of-three went on to address his now infamous TMZ Live interview from May in which he said slavery ‘sounds like a choice’.
He reflected on the controversial moment positively as he said: ‘What was awesome is the world got to really experience someone in a ramped-up state. And that’s when you get these comments that just shoot out, almost like Tourette’s.’
Back in May he appeared on TMZ’s show and infamously said: ‘You were there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all. It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned.’
They continued to talk about his newest album and the song Violent Crimes.
In the track Kanye addresses his two daughters – five-year-old North and six-month-old Chicago – as he expresses fear over them dating when they get older.
Kimmel, 50, then asked him if having daughters has made the Gold Digger hitmaker change his views on women.
West responded: ‘Nah I still look at Pornhub.’
The host jokingly asked about what his favorite genre of porn was to which Kanye sincerely responded: ‘Blacked is my favorite category.’
Kimmel then insisted that he actually didn’t need to answer that but the Life Of Pablo hitmaker stood firm.
Kanye said: ‘What’s the point of being Kanye West if you can’t let’s break down the porn categories.
‘A lot of black on white, obviously.’