Chicago, IL – Kanye West sat down for an interview with 107.5 WGCI in Chicago on Wednesday (August 29). During the candid conversation, ‘Ye finally delivered an answer to the Trump question that seemingly stumped him on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this month.
Kimmel wanted to know what made Kanye think Trump cares about black people or people in general.
“I feel that [Trump] cares about the way black people feel about him, and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs and all this,” he explained. “He will do the things that are necessary to make that happen because he’s got an ego like all the rest of us, and he wants to be the greatest president.
“He knows that he can’t be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community. So, it’s something he’s gonna work towards, but we’re gonna have to speak to him.”
As the interview went on, Kanye also addressed his controversial interview on TMZ Live where he made the statement, “Slavery for 400 years sounds like a choice.”
“I never really approached or addressed the slavery comment fully, and it’s not something for me to over-intellectualize,” he said. “This is something about the fact that it hurt people’s feelings and the way that I presented that piece of information.
“I could present in a way more calm way, but I was ramped up. And I apologize. That happens sometimes when people are — I’m not blaming mental health, but I’m explaining mental health.”
He continued, “I don’t know if I properly apologized for how the slavery comment made people feel. I’m sorry for the one-two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment, and I’m sorry for people that felt let down by that moment.”
Elsewhere in the interview, he touched on the Pusha T and Drake beef, which culminated with “The Story Of Adidon,” the diss track heard around the world.
“It hits me in a really sensitive place,” he said, “Because you, like, hang around people and they come to your house and be around your family and this and that, and then they get mad about a beat and then send you purple demon emojis.”
He insists there isn’t any bad blood between them though.
“It ain’t no beef … We all got love for Drake,” he said. “We understand that he got upset about [Pusha-T’s diss track, “The Story of Adidon”]. I feel that it was insensitive for [Drake] to, in any way, stress me out in any way after TMZ, while I’m in Wyoming healing, pulling all the pieces together, working on my music.
“And you know, we’ll reconcile that one day because we got to, because we got work to do, and these voices is just too powerful.”
Part 2 of the Kanye West interview airs on WGCI on Thursday (August 30).