During an look on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week, Kanye West appeared misplaced for phrases when pressed by Kimmel about Donald Trump’s coverage of separating households on the border.
“You famously said George Bush doesn’t care about black people. It makes me wonder what makes you think Donald Trump does, or any people at all?” Kimmel requested. Kanye sat silent for a number of seconds, prompting Kimmel to go to business. When they returned from the break, Kimmel moved on to a completely completely different matter.
On Saturday, Kanye took to Twitter to “clarify the clickbait.” “I wasn’t stumped. I wasn’t given a chance to answer the question,” Kanye wrote. “The question was so important I took time to think. And then I was hit with the let’s go to commercial break. The interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation.” Kanye didn’t say what his reply would have been, nor did he clarify why he didn’t insist on answering the query when Kimmel returned from commercials.
In one other tweet, Kanye mentioned he gifted a pair of Yeezys to Kimmel as “an olive branch.” (The two famously feuded over Twitter in 2013.) “He lead with love. I appreciate Jimmy and his team,” Kanye wrote. “You guys are Jedi’s. much love.”
In response, Kimmel tweeted, “Not every question warrants an immediate answer. Some answers need to be considered and a talk show with time constraints is a difficult place to do that. I know how much Kanye cares and I am so impressed by what he is doing quietly and without fanfare to help those who need it.”