Kanye West was ‘thinking’ about Jimmy Kimmel’s question about Donald Trump and racism, he says. He wasn’t stumped.
Kimmel and Kanye had an intense exchange about Donald Trump, in which the former philosophised with a monologue on the importance of ‘love’.
Trump later thanked Kanye for telling the ‘truth.’
The show host responded that yes, love is good and stuff, but Trump’s actions are also causing families to be ‘literally separated’.
And when the 50-year-old pushed West to explain why he supports President Trump, or why he thinks he the president cares about black people, West was at a loss for words.
Referring to the rapper’s 2004 claim that former president George W Bush ‘doesn’t care about black people' following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Kimmel said: ‘What makes you think that Donald Trump does – or any people at all?’
This was Kanye’s response:
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The seconds of silence eventually prompted Jimmy Kimmel to call for a break.
And now, Kanye wants you to know that he wasn’t stumped you guys.
In a tweet about the exchange, he said:
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.
On Jimmy Kimmel we had a great time having a dialogue. I’m reading that I was stumped by a question. Let me clarif… https://t.co/HWDutmAwjC