Kanye West is back in front of a microphone.
The Chicago-to-Calabasas star stopped by his hometown radio station 107.5 WGCI today (8/29), and — as usual — the conversation was as candid as ever. So, here we go…
If you recall, Drake and ‘Ye‘s apparent rift was allegedly due to ‘Ye spilling information to Pusha T in regards to Drake’s kid. In the new interview, he did speak on his and Drake’s relationship:
“It ain’t no beef … We all got love for Drake… We understand that he got upset about [Pusha-T’s ‘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.”
He also answered the question that Jimmy Kimmel asked him in a past sit-down about the differences between Bush “[not caring] about Black people” and whatever the hell Trump is doing now:
“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 explained. “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. 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.”
Speaking of which: remember the now-infamous “slavery was a choice” comment ‘Ye made during a visit to TMZ? He apologized for that (again) as well.
“I never really approached or addressed the slavery comment fully, and it’s not something for me to over-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.”
Watch the interview in full below.
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