Kanye West denied he was left “stumped” by Jimmy Kimmel’s questioning.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night (09Aug18), the hip-hop star was asked about his public support for U.S. President Donald Trump.
Jimmy brought up the time Kanye famously declared former president George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people”, and then asked the Famous hitmaker if he thought Trump did, rendering the rapper silent for the first time in the chat.
The 41-year-old remained speechless for several seconds so Jimmy cut to a commercial break.
However, Kanye was determined to let his fans and followers know his side of the story, and denied he was rendered speechless by the question in a series of posts on Twitter.
“On Jimmy Kimmel we had a great time having a dialogue. 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,” the father-of-three wrote on Saturday.
“The question was so important I took time to think. 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,” he explained.
“I was so happy when I saw Jimmy walk out in the Yeezys. That was an olive branch. He lead with love. I appreciate Jimmy and his team. You guys are Jedi’s. much love,” Kanye added.
The rapper caused a media sensation earlier this year by tweeting in support of Trump, and admitted he was a big supporter of the controversial U.S. leader because of his outspoken nature, insisting they share the same “dragon energy”, and calling him a “brother”
Trump took to social media after Kanye’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to show his support for the hip-hop star.
“Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH,” he shared on Twitter on Friday (10Aug18). “One new and great FACT – African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in the history of our Country. So honored (sic) by this. Thank you Kanye for your support. It is making a big difference!”