Kanye recently sat down with Charlamagne for a nearly two-hour interview, where he discussed everything from his breakdown to his thoughts on Donald Trump.
After revealing that his breakdown was a result of Kim being robbed in Paris, his widely criticized Yeezy Season 4 in 2016, and lack of radio play for The Life of Pablo. He explained, “All these things was almost set up to put me on meds, to break me down.”
Moving along, Kanye spoke about his relationship with Donald Trump and how racism isn't a dealbreaker when it comes to the controversy surrounding Trump. He told Charlamagne, "The first thing they say is racism. 'What makes George Bush any more racist than Trump?' is a question my friend asked me. My response is racism isn't the dealbreaker for me. If that was the case I wouldn't live in America."
He added that he also still has love for Obama, but Kanye said that the former president's "jackass" comment was hurtful.
"[Obama] never called me to apologize. The same person who sat down with me and my mom, I think should have communicated with me directly and been like, 'Yo, Ye, I was in the room and it was just a joke. I love Obama. I just think we were in a period where he had so much stuff to deal with he couldn’t deal with a wild card like me.”
Check out the full interview above.
Written By Jessica Todd