Whoopi Goldberg: Kanye Has a Strong Ego Because the Kardashians 'Eat Men'

The View host stands up for 'Ye.

The world may be turning against Kanye West after his Twitter rants and tantrums, but he's still got a friend in Whoopi Goldberg. The host of The View discussed 'Ye's current P.R. problem on the show Thursday morning, and surprisingly jumped to his defense.

"Listen, his mother raised him to believe in himself. And I believe his mom said to him, 'If you don't believe in you, nobody will,'" she reasoned, going on to say that Kanye's ego is probably essential to his survival in the Kardashian family. "Now, [Kanye's mother]'s not there any more. And that family that he's married in to, they eat men."

She continued, "So, in order to maintain who you are, I think you have to have a strong ego. We always say, 'young Black men have to have big egos.' And then you got a young Black man with a big ego, and people go, 'oh, he's crazy.'"

'Ye could use every friend he can get right now, so hopefully he's already sent roses — or, better yet, a pair of Yeezy Boosts — to Goldberg's dressing room to say thank you. Meanwhile, love him or hate him, it's hard to deny Kanye keeps us on our toes. Catch up with the latest on his feuds and antics with BET Breaks, below: is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

(Photos from left: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images, Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

By clicking Subscribe, you confirm that you have read and agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. You also agree to receive marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers) and other information from BET and the Paramount family of companies. You understand that you can unsubscribe at any time.