Kanye West defends his support for Trump in Jimmy Kimmel interview

Kanye West discusses his mental health, Trump support and why he's like Galileo with Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel calls out Kanye West’s support of Donald Trump

He also launched into a diatribe about Galileo being an iconoclast, about how "I've never heard of a class that breaks down how you balance a checkbook", and about how people are all "unpaid actors in some giant script that we didn't write".

Kanye West was stumped by TV host Jimmy Kimmel when he quizzed the rapper about his support for President Trump. "Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH", Trump wrote.

When he was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2013, West stated, "Jimmy does his thing, I do my thing, and at some point, egos can flare up, and we kind of took it back to high school". That's what makes 'Ye.

He talked about his bipolar diagnosis, his kids, his wife Kim Kardashian obtaining pardon for a great-grandmother serving life sentence and how it took him so long to finally tell the world how he felt about the commander-in-chief.

Thank you @jimmykimmel for saying what I was hoping you would! I love him, he still did a bad thing but I still love him.

Kanye has previously flaunted a signed "Make America Great Again" - a move that saw Trump try to harness and hawk more of the merch - and posed with Republican representatives. "We are both dragon energy".

"You so famously said, 'George Bush doesn't care about black people, ' which makes me wonder, what makes you think Donald Trump does?"

Kimmel asked West directly about Trump's presidency, which the rapper supports and for which he has been criticized by fellow musicians and others in the African-American community. "Liberals can't bully me; news can't bully me; the hip-hop community, they can't bully me'".

We'll keep you posted as the president tweets more about Kimmel's interview.

Jimmy Kimmel asked Ye if his attitudes towards women had changed drastically since having his daughter, North West.

The interview followed an appearance on entertainment site TMZ in May, in which West controversially claimed the enslavement of African Americans over centuries may have been "a choice".

Another Twitter user put it best, writing, "This is your "I have one black friend" tweet".

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