Donald Trump Praises Kanye West
A day after Kanye West appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk politics, mental health and his love for porn. President Donald Trump took to social media website, Twitter on Friday (Aug. 10) to thank the rapper for his unwavering support.
“Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH. One new and great FACT – African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in the history of our Country. So honored by this,” Trump tweeted. “Thank you Kanye for your support. It is making a big difference!”
During his interview with Kimmel, Kanye spoke about his support of Trump and his reasons for wearing the MAGA hat.
“Just as a musician, African-American guy out in Hollywood – all these different things, everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me and then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over, I’d get kicked out (of) the black community, because blacks, we’re supposed to have a monolithic thought – we can only be Democrats,” he said.
West continued, saying “I didn’t have the confidence to take on the world and possible backlash. It took me a year and a half to have the confidence to stand up and put on the hat, no matter what the consequences were and what it represented to me – it’s not about policies ’cause I’m not a politician like that but it represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt no matter what anyone said and saying you can’t bully me, liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip-hop community, they can’t bully me,” he explained. “Because at that point, if I’m afraid to be me, I’m no longer ‘Ye. That’s what makes Ye.”
The 41-year old was eventually left speechless when host Jimmy Kimmel asked him whether he thought Trump cared about black people. “You’ve 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, or any people at all?”
The ‘Pablo’ artist took a few seconds to take the question in which prompted Kimmel to cut to commercials. Two days later, West used his Twitter account to let the world know he “wasn’t given a chance to answer the question.”
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.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) August 11, 2018
“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.”
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.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) August 11, 2018
Kanye West and Trump met face to face in December 2016. In a May speech, Mr Trump thanked West for helping him double his support among black Americans.
“Kanye West must have some power because I doubled my African-American poll numbers. We went from 11 [percent] to 22 in one week,” Trump said during his NRA convention speech in Dallas. “Thank you, Kanye, thank you. Even the pollsters thought there must be some mistake.”
Jay Electronica Says His Debut Album Is Coming Soon
Jay Electronica’s elusive debut album Acts II: Patents Of Nobility (The Turn) could finally drop this year (Don’t wait on it). The Roc Nation MC put hip hop fans on notice once again after a fan in the comments section of a post (unrelated) to music on his Instagram page told him to drop the album.
“Someone always has to mention this in every post but drop that album please,” the fan wrote.
Knowing Jay, “soon come” could have us wait another 10 years for the album so don’t get excited just yet.
In a reply to another fan, the rapper confirmed new music was coming soon. See comments below.
We know you’ve heard this all before but he has to drop the album at some point, right? Maybe not.
On Wednesday, August 8, the Mystical rapper continued to troll fans when he took to Instagram to tease a new record with Swizz Beatz. No bars were spat but the instrumental sounds ridiculous.
“When it’s ready, when it’s ready. It don’t matter if Donald Trump say, “Put the album out,” he said. “[…] But I guess the question you asked me is what will it take. When it’s finished. When it’s something that I’m pleased with because regardless of the six billion people on planet Earth, even if I put something out and the whole six billion say it’s absolutely beautiful and I don’t feel okay with it, I’m the one that carries that. I have to be at a place where I’m pleased with the offering. So, it will come—it’s coming soon.”
Drake Becomes First Artist To Cross 50 Billion Streams
Drake continues to make history. The Canadian rapper/singer becomes the first artist in history to surpass 50 billion streams across all streaming platforms. His new album “Scorpion” also made history, becoming the first full-length LP to accumulate over a billion streams in a week – Smashing both Apple and Spotify’s single day streaming records in the process.
According to Spotify, the album was being streamed over 10 billion times a day.
Fredo Santana’s Cause Of Death Finally Revealed
Almost a year after Fredo was found dead in his Los Angeles home, the official cause of his death has finally been revealed. According to the Los Angeles County coroner via a post by the Chicago Tribune published on August 8, cardiovascular disease has been ruled as the main cause of his untimely death. Idiopathic epilepsy is also listed as a contributing factor.
The “Jealous” rapper was diagnosed with a seizure disorder and was constantly treated with antiepileptic medication, Keppra until the time of his passing.