Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West pulled through for a highly-anticipated “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” appearance. Yeezy raised eyebrows after going silent when asked about his support for President Donald Trump amid publicized border control policies forcing families apart.
During his appearance, Kanye explained why he supported Trump despite the negative perception before then going quiet when asked about Trump forcing families apart with the recent immigration drama.
“You know, it’s funny, in this world that we live in there’s two main motivating forces. I tweet about it all the time: love and fear. You can’t explain love. My cousin is locked up for murder. I love him, he still did a bad thing but I still love him. Just as a musician, African-American guy out of Hollywood, all these different things, everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me and then told me every time I said I liked Trump I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over, I’d get kicked out of the black community because blacks are only supposed to have a monolithic thought, we can only be Democrats.” (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”)
Recently, Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy refused to dig into Ye’s support for Trump.
“Nah, I’m good. I’m good,” Puffy said when asked for his take on Kanye/Trump becoming publicized fans of one another. “I wouldn’t make a good president. I wouldn’t really pass any of the things that you have to pass, but I guess Trump did it . . . But no, I like doing what I’m doing. I don’t know if I could be responsible for the whole country.” (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”)
A few weeks ago, Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian dished on why Kanye has remained super loyal to supporting President Trump.
“He doesn’t necessarily agree with the policies. He likes his, kind of, personality. How he made it to be president when everyone really underestimated him. He’s not political, so he doesn’t really dig deep into what’s going on. I always knew that, and always knew what he meant.” (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”)
Back in May, reports claimed Trump’s support had grown amongst black males possibly from Kanye’s co-signs.
According to a Reuters poll taken April 29, 22 percent of black males approved of the president’s job performance, up from 11 percent one week earlier. Support among black females remained relatively steady over that same span, increasing slightly from 6 to 9 percent. Overall, the Reuters poll found 41 percent of the country approved and 54 percent disapproved of Mr. Trump’s job performance. (Washington Times)