West - who stirred controversy earlier his year when he praised Trump for his "dragon energy", called him his "brother" and shared a photo of himself wearing a Make America Great Again hat - said he had previously been afraid to endorse Trump.
Rapper Kayne West described what it was like for him to be a supporter of President Trump in Hollywood Thursday night, but struggled to answer why he believed Mr. Trump cared about black people.
"It represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt, no matter what anyone said", West said.
But there was one moment of the interview when the loquacious hip-hop superstar clammed up, and that was during a discussion of West's support for Trump. At one point during the long interview, West went on a tear about why he supports the president. "That's what makes Ye".
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West, who is 41, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live just over a week after his wife, Kim Kardashian, appeared on the show and told the host that her husband was nearly a billionaire.
Donald Trump and Kanye West talk in the lobby of Trump Tower Dec. 13, 2016. Things got quiet and Kimmel cut to commercial break. "And actually I quite enjoy when people are mad at me in certain situations".
That comment even put Kimmel on alert that West might still be experiencing some mental health issues that he's previous talked about.
"She's super passionate about it, and it was wonderful for her to see that dream come true", said West. Kimmel then asked a rather awkward question: "Were you ever concerned about her being alone in the Oval Office with President Trump?" We never approached taking a medication.
"I knew I wanted to stay in a calm state because by the time I got to TMZ, I was ramped up", he went on. "And that's when you get these comments that just shoot out, nearly like Tourette's", West said.