Kanye West Reacts To Backlash Over Jimmy Kimmel Interview About Trump

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 09: Kanye West is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on August 09, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Kanye West Reacts To Backlash Over Jimmy Kimmel Interview About Trump

Will this let him off the hook with those criticizing him?

Published August 11th

The show host asked ‘Ye why he was so critical of President George W. Bush, but doesn’t have the same energy for Donald Trump when his rhetoric and policies directly threaten the black community.

Now, Kanye is responding via Twitter and he’s claiming that he didn’t have the opportunity to give a proper answer. “On Jimmy Kimmel  we had a great time having a dialogue,” he tweeted. “I’m reading that I was stumped by a question. Let me clarify the click bait. I wasn’t stumped. I wasn’t given a chance to answer the question.”

Yeezy then claims he just needed more time to come up with a proper answer and knew Jimmy Kimmel wasn’t a Trump fan. “The question was so important I took time to think,” he follow-up tweeted. “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.”

In the end though, it seems like Kanye West isn’t too pressed about it and appreciates the footwear Jimmy Kimmel wore to the interview. “I was so happy when I saw Jimmy walk out in the Yeezys,” he tweeted. “That was an olive branch. He lead with love. I appreciate Jimmy and his team. You guys are Jedi’s. much love.”

Sometimes your sneaker game can say more than words. Glad to see these two are on strong terms again.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

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