Kanye West has finally given his response to a question about Donald Trump, three weeks after being asked by US chat show Jimmy Kimmel.
Kanye said: “I was given the opportunity to respond” when Kimmel asked why he thinks the president is concerned for the black people.
The rap star paused for a few seconds, before Kimmel cut to an ad break.
He was asked again by a radio station and after 25 seconds of pause, she answered: “it seems to me that it cares about the way black people feel about him.”
Kanye said 107.5 WGCI Chicago that Mr. Trump knows that he has need of the support of the black people.
“It would be like for black people to like him, as they did when it was fresh in rap songs and all this, and he will do the things that are needed to make that happen because he has an ego like the rest of us.”
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Mr. Trump has been referenced in rap songs by the likes of Kanye himself, Ludacris, and Lil Wayne, especially before he was president of the UNITED states, often refers to his wealth.
Kanye added: “He wants to be the greatest president and he knows that it may not be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community so that is something that is going to work towards.”
Kimmel commented on the West’s initial silence in an interview with The Daily Beast.
“I think that Kanye is sort of in a perpetual state of being interviewed and shares his thoughts constantly. So the idea that he needed to come up with the answer right there on the spot, not necessarily something I agree with,” she told the late night host.
“I felt that his silence has answered the question in some way.”
During the radio interview, Kanye also spoke of his controversial comments in May suggesting that slavery “sounds like a choice,” during an appearance on TMZ.
“I don’t know if I have properly apologised for how the slavery comment made you feel,” he said.
“I’m sorry for the one-two effect of the SORCERESS [Make America Great Again] hat in the slave comment, and I feel sorry for the people who felt betrayed by that.”
West spoke directly to his fans: “This is something about the fact that hurting the feelings of the people and the way in which I presented that piece of information.
“I could present in a more calm, but I was intensified. And I apologize. That happens sometimes when people are… I’m not blaming the mental health, but I am explaining mental health.”
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