Kanye West Defends ‘Kimmel’ Interview After Awkward Trump Question

Here we go. Kanye West has taken to Twitter to defend his typically bizarre appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

During the interview, Kimmel noted that many of Kanye’s fans were at a loss to reconcile Yeezy’s support of US President Donald Trump, given the rapper’s famous disdain for previous Republican President George W. Bush.

When pressed on Trump’s controversial border policies, Kanye appeared to be at a loss for words. As those who have seen the interview can attest, Ye responded with a pause so pregnant the show was forced to cut to commercial. When Kanye and Kimmel returned, they were no longer discussing the topic.

West has since returned to Twitter to “clarify the clickbait”.

As it turns out, West’s account of these events is very different from what many viewers had assumed. “I wasn’t stumped,” he says. “I wasn’t given a chance to answer the question.”

West claims not to have been thrown by the question as much as having withdrawn into a deeper state of contemplation.

“The question was so important I took time to think,” he continues, “And then I was hit with the let’s go to commercial break.” He was not critical of Kimmel.

A follow-up tweet mentioned that Kanye had gifted Jimmy a pair of Yeezys, an act he likens to extending an “olive branch”.

While Kimmel has feuded with Kanye via Twitter in the past, he seems accepting of West’s position.

“Not every question warrants an immediate answer,” he responded via his own account.

For many, Kimmel’s statement will no doubt ring true. But the question remains — where does West stand when it comes to one of the most polarising of all Trump’s policies?

For all his clarification, Ye remains silent as to what might have been disclosed had he been given the proper opportunity to respond.

Watch his full Kimmel interview, below.

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