Kanye West on Jimmy Kimmel: Endorsing Trump ‘represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt no matter what anyone said!’

Kanye West appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Here is the interview:

Excerpts from the Jimmy Kimmel interview with Kanye West:

“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 and all.”

“[Endorsing Trump] 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 — because at that point if I’m not free to be me, I’m no longer Ye.”

“We get too caught up in the past and what everyone’s saying and what everyone’s tweeting. And sometimes you just have to be fearless enough to break the f**king simulation.”

“When I see people just even … go at the president, it’s like, why not try love?”

“For one person to stand up against all odds and just hug somebody the way that Alice Johnson [whom Trump granted clemency] hugged her family when she got out of jail. That one by one by one, we can defuse this nuclear bomb of hate that we’re in as a society by thinking of everyone as our family.”

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EDITORS NOTE: The featured photo illustration is by Lyne Lucein/The Daily Beast.

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