Kanye West doesn’t agree with “half the sh*t” Donald Trump does but said the president inspires him.
On Monday, the rapper released a behind-the-scenes video of his new song with T.I., “Ye vs. the people,” where he, T.I. and others discuss West’s recent support of the president.
“Me putting the hat on forces an evolution,” he said. “I know so much more these past three days.”
T.I. said he believes West was honest with his tweets but did not agree with how things transpired, even calling him “thoughtless.”
“Your intentions … are pure, but the direction you took to get there is a bit unorthodox. I would say, thoughtless,” the Atlanta rapper said.
West said he didn’t think about his decision to come out as a Trump supporter and to post with a “Make America Great Again” hat, but was motivated by feeling.
“When I wear that hat, it’s like a fight for equality,” the “Jesus Walks” rapper said. “Half the sh*t Trump does, I do not agree with.”
When pressed about what part he does agree with, West did not elaborate but said the president’s election win inspired him.
“The ability to do what no one said you can do, to do the impossible is the most inspiring thing to me,” he said.
Check out the video below.
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.