Kanye West: I wasn't stumped by Kimmel's Trump question

Kanye West

Kanye West

Host Jimmy Kimmel, who has often criticized the Republican and USA leader on his show, cited the separations of migrant families at the border with Mexico, saying, "There are literally families being torn apart as a result of what this President is doing, and I think that can not forget that, whether we like his personality or not, his actions are really what matter".

West was silent for a long time, prompting the host cut to an advert break. The question was so important I took time to think.

On Twitter, Kanye said he didn't answer the question because he wasn't given enough time. Early Saturday morning, the rapper, 41, released "XTCY" with DJ Clark Kent tweeting a link to the track which West retweeted soon after. It may have just been that Kimmel wanted to push on - but let's be honest here - it's not like Kanye wouldn't have interjected with an answer if he had one.

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West upset people this year by declaring support for Trump, and, separately, suggesting that slavery was "a choice". West sits in silence for a few moments, before the segment then ends for a commercial break. "The interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation".

He added, "I was so happy when I saw Jimmy walk out in the Yeezys". The host was echoing West's infamous comment in 2005 when he said former President George W. Bush didn't care about black people. That was an olive branch. "I appreciate Jimmy and his team", Kanye wrote.

West did not respond to the question when the show resumed. "You guys are Jedi's. much love", West tweeted. And that's when you get these comments that just shoot out, nearly like Tourette's'.

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The interview marked Kanye's first appearance on the chat show since 2013, when he appeared to end his social media feud with Kimmel.

Kanye said: 'What's the point of being Kanye West if you can't let's break down the porn categories.

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