The rapper and fashion mogul sat down for one of his first major TV interviews since his controversial interview with TMZ in early May, and he addressed his still-staunch support for the divisive president.
West first addressed his decision to wear one of Trump’s now-infamous Make America Great Again hats back in April, explaining that it was more a message of self-empowerment than it was a political message.
“As a musician, an African-American, a guy out in Hollywood… everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me, and told me every time I said that I like Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over or I’d get kicked out of the black community,” he shared. “Because blacks, were supposed to have a monolithic thought, we can only be Democrats.”
West recalled that he first…