Kanye West tells Kimmel he isn't 'afraid to be me'

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Kanye West appeared on Jimmy Kimmel live in the U.S. last night for a rare in person interview and things ended up getting a bit awkward.

Then West went on to talk about how love is the most important force, and people should try approaching everyone, including the president, with love.

Kimmel: "You famously said George Bush doesn't care about Black people".

And in response to this, Kanye remained dead silent - so much so that Kimmel had to cut to commercial.

Since then, West's wife-reality TV star Kim Kardashian West-met with Trump to ask for clemency on behalf of nonviolent drug offender Alice Marie Johnson.

The biggest talking point was Yeezy being left uncharacteristically speechless by a question Kimmel threw him about US President Donald Trump.

Referencing his 2016 hospital stay, Kanye said it took him a while before he felt courageous enough to endorse the president. "They keep us so focused on history till we actually believe it repeats itself. and we can't advance as a race of beings", he told Kimmel.

Asked earlier in Thursday's interview why he had chose to endorse Trump publicly, West said he hadn't wanted to succumb to pressure to take the predictable option. West didn't hesitate to tout his support for Mr. Trump in the face of pushback from his friends and family. He said the experience stripped his confidence and it took over a year to wear his MAGA hat again.

He went on to talk about how the African-American unemployment rating is at its lowest ever and that West's support has helped make that possible.

But Kanye could answer questions about love and fear. "That's what makes Ye", he told Kimmel. "His actions are really what matter".

Kimmel said he thinks West embraces being bi-polar and that's just "one of those things that makes you, you". "And I actually quite enjoy when people actually are mad at me about certain things". Especially with me being black, because we never had therapists in the black community. 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".

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