Kanye West is an iconic figure to millions around the world. He’s a rapper, writer, producer, entrepreneur, father of two, and of course, he is married to one of the most popular personalities in America, Kim Kardashian. He’s also an outspoken and unapologetic supporter of President Donald J. Trump. Kanye and his wife Kim are two of the most iconic figures in pop culture, both have massive followings and both are very influential, which is why it’s so important for members of the leftist propaganda machine, like former comedian, turned political hack, Jimmy Kimmel who attempted to set the record straight on Kanye’s statement of support for our President, during Kanye’s appearance last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.
Kimmel started out his interview with Kanye by asking him about his wife relationship with President Trump and how she went to him to ask for the pardon of Alice Johnson. Kimmel then asked Kanye about his support for President Trump, telling Kanye that “some people got very mad” at him for supporting President Trump. After joking about Kim meeting with Trump in the Oval Office, Kimmel asked him, “Do you like President Trump”? West responded by explaining that there are two main motivating forces in this world that we live in, “love or fear”. Kanye explained that he has a cousin who is locked up for murder but he still loves him. Kanye continued, “Just as a musician, African-American guy out in Hollywood, all these different things, you know…everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me—and then told me everytime I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud, or my career would be over, I’d get kicked out of the black community. Because Blacks, we’re supposed to have a monolithic thought, Black people can only be Democrats.”
West claimed that he didn’t have the confidence initially to express himself and that it took time him a year and a half after he left the hospital “to have the confidence to stand up and put on the hat [MAGA hat], no matter what the consequences were”. He said wearing the Trump hat gave him confidence.
West explained that he needed the confidence to deal with the bullies on the left and in the leftist media and Hollywood: “And what it represented to me is not about policies—because I’m not a politician like that. But it represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt, no matter what anyone said, in saying, you can’t bully me. Liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip-hop community, they can’t bully me.” Kanye continued,“Because, at that point, if I’m afraid to be me, I’m no longer ye,” West reminded Kimmel, “That’s what makes ye. I actually quite enjoy when people actually are mad at me about certain things.”
Kimmel told West, “You must enjoy it. Because your wife was mad at you.” Kanye ignored him and his attempt to pit his wife against him in his support for President Trump, even though Kim Kardashian recently claimed she supports President Trump.
West continued to explain how schools aren’t doing the Black community any favors by focusing on the past history of slavery in America. He explained to Kimmel that schools are great at teaching about slavery in history class, but don’t do anything to help the black community, as a “race of beings” to help them learn actual important life skills like how to “balance a checkbook”.
West said he will not allow liberals to bully him into agreeing with their political points of view and promised to stand firm in his beliefs.