Kanye West Talks Drake, Donald Trump and Apologizes For Slavery Comments.
Kanye West appeared on 107.5 WGCI Chicago today (Aug. 29) and discussed a wide range of topics such as his support of Trump, Drake, his comments about slavery, streetwear designer Don C, among others. During the interview, Kanye was asked the same question that Jimmy Kimmel asked him earlier this month: “You so famously and so powerfully said ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.’ It makes me wonder, what makes you think that Donald Trump does?”
During Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kanye was silent after he was asked, however, he responded to the question on the radio. he answered:
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 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, and 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.
Yeezy also touched on his fractured relationship with Drake. He alludes that Drake may have been upset with him because of not getting the “Lift Yourself” beat.
“It hits me in a really sensitive place,” he says, “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 continues, “It ain’t no beef… We all got love for Drake. 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.”
When asked if he disapproved of Pusha-T’s diss track, Kanye says, “If [Drake] mentions something with Pusha, I can’t tell that man not to do what he gonna do.” He adds, “Just don’t bring me into it because that’s not what I do.”
He was later asked if Kanye provided Pusha with information about Drake having a child to use in his diss track. “No… I honestly don’t care that much, in all honesty,” Kanye asserts. “I just enjoy music, you know what I’m saying? I enjoy being with my family.”
Later on in the interview, Kanye apologized for his slavery is a choice comments he made on TMZ:
The thing about being called crazy, the biggest stigma that has to be broken is that you instantly get written off. But you might be the only one who knows what they’re talking about. Also what I wanna say to everyone listening right now — I have never really approached or addressed the slavery comment fully. And it’s not something for me to overly intellectualize. 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.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. And I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to talk to you about the way I was thinking and what I was going through.
Towards the end, Kanye broke into tears while discussing his falling out with Don C. “Don is actually in town right now, because I told him I need him to be there for me so shit like this don’t happen to me,” Kanye said before choking up. Watch the full interview below.