Kanye West appeared on Jimmy Kimmel live in the US last night for a rare in person interview and things ended up getting a bit awkward. The usually outspoken artist was remarkably relaxed throughout most of the interview, however things did end up getting a bit awkward.
After discussing his design and musical talents briefly, Kimmel very quickly steered conversation towards Donald Trump and West’s support of him. Whilst more clearly thought out than his various tweets about the president, the conversation quickly shut down when Kimmel pushed West to state whether he believed Trump cared about black people.
After a bunch of slowly unravelling statements about love, “future class”, and balancing cheque books, Kimmel asked “Whether we like his personality or not, his actions are really what matter. You so famously and so powerfully said ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.’ It makes me wonder, what makes you think that Donald Trump does?”
Jimmy Kimmel calls out @kanyewest about his Bush comment. Asks Kanye about his support of @realDonaldTrump and THIS is what happened. (Also shame on Kimmel for not letting Kanye even respond. Goes right to commercial) pic.twitter.com/saOTFsDvHc
— Gunz (@TheGunzShow) August 10, 2018
Following the question, West is literally silent *GASP!*, after a few moments, Kimmel pushed the show to a commercial. When they return the conversation was moved to discussing West’s recent album Ye, Pitckfork reports.