Kanye West is actually setting the record straight.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, fans as well as viewers watched as the rapper as well as fashion designer was seemingly baffled by a hard-hitting question through the late night host concerning West’s ardent support of President Donald Trump.
“You so famously said, ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people,'” Kimmel recalled. “the item makes me wonder, what makes you think Donald Trump does, or [cares about] any people at all?”
West got quiet for a moment following the question, as Kimmel as well as viewers waited for a response. Then, perhaps to rescue the rapper through the uncomfortable moment, the host decided to go to a commercial break.
On Saturday, West took to Twitter to explain his reaction to the challenging question as well as push back at critics who took his silence on the show as a sign of confusion.
“On Jimmy Kimmel we had a great time having a dialogue,” he wrote. “I’m reading of which I was stumped by a question. Let me clarify the click bait. I wasn’t stumped. I wasn’t given a chance to answer the question.”
West went on to explain of which he paused because he wanted to give the question a thoughtful answer.
“The question was so important I took time to think. as well as then I was hit with the let’s go to commercial break. of which interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation,” he added. “I was so happy when I saw Jimmy walk out within the Yeezys. of which was an olive branch. He lead [sic] with love. I appreciate Jimmy as well as his team. You guys are Jedi’s. Much love.”
Kimmel supported West’s response which has a retweet of his own, adding, “Not every question warrants an immediate answer. Some answers need to be considered as well as a talk show with time constraints is actually a difficult place to do of which. I know how much Kanye cares as well as I am so impressed by what he is actually doing quietly as well as without fanfare to help those who need the item.”
Kimmel’s line of questioning was addressing West’s ongoing support of Trump, which has included tweeting out a photo of himself wearing a red Make America Great Again hat in April. The hip-hop mogul also addressed the backlash he’s faced for going public with his support for the polarizing president.
“the item took me a year as well as a half to contain the confidence to stand up as well as put on the [MAGA] hat, no matter what the consequences were,” West said on Kimmel. “What the item represented to me was not about policies, because I’m not a politician like of which, however the item represented overcoming fear, as well as doing what [I] felt, no matter what anyone said, as well as saying, ‘You can’t bully me. Liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip-hop community can’t bully me.”
Get more news on the interview within the clip below.