The rapper wished to make one thing very clear! He was NOT ‘stumped’ by the Trump question Jimmy Kimmel asked on his show.
As you may be aware, Kanye West paused during his Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview last week, when the host questioned him about supporting the current president.
It is no secret that Jimmy Kimmel is not a big fan of the controversial commander in chief as he’s criticized him plenty of times.
During his chat with West, the host decided to point out that ‘There are families being torn apart as a result of what the President is doing, and I think that we cannot forget that, whether we like his personality or not, his actions are what really matter. I mean, you sfamously and so powerfully said, ‘George [W.] Bush does not care about black people.’ It makes me wonder what makes you believe Donald Trump does, or any people at all.’
That is when Kanye seemed completely stumped by Kimmel’s words, pausing for a few good seconds before the host decided to end the awkwardness by cutting to commercials.
Today, Kanye West took to Twitter to explain his reaction, writing: ‘On Jimmy Kimmel we had a great time having a dialogue. I am reading that I was stumped by a question. Let me clarify the clickbait. I was not stumped. I was not given a chance to answer the question.’
And Kimmel took the rapper’s side, responding: ‘Not every question warrants an immediate answer. Some answers need to be considered and a talk-show with time constraints is a difficult place to do that. I know how much Kanye cares and I’m so impressed by what he’s doing quietly and without any fanfare to help those who need it.’
‘The question was so important I took time to think. And then I was hit with the let’s go to commercial break. That interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation. I was so happy when I saw Jimmy walk out in Yeezys. That was an olive branch. He leads with love. I appreciate Jimmy and his team. You guys are Jedi’s. much love,’ Kanye added.
Wow, how nice were these two to each other? It could have turned into a huge feud!