Kanye West Talks Trump, Mental Health & More on ‘Kimmel’

blame it on 2DBZ August 10, 2018

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After five years, Kanye West returns to Jimmy Kimmel Live.

On the same evening where a slew of hip hop artists read hilarious Mean Tweets, Kanye sat down with Kimmel to discuss a myriad of topics—including mental health, showing support for Donald Trump (*gags*), and more.

Kanye talks about his passion for music and fashion, what he thinks of Donald Trump, Kim’s trip to Washington D.C. to meet with him, the two motivating forces in the world, overcoming fear, being too caught up in the past, and he reveals how he feels about people being mad at him.

The first segment stretches about 11 minutes long, and to be honest, it only dug a deeper hole for the man who once gave us College Dropout.

When asked about how he thinks Trump can care about black people (or any people, for that matter) after proclaiming “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” many moons ago, his response was… absolute silence. He just stared off into space, leaving Kimmel to cut to commercial while he laughed it off.

When they returned, Kanye spoke on working on G.O.O.D. Music’s June campaign, the creation of his latest album, and the lyrical content of the closing track, “Violent Crimes.”

“You’re imagining your daughter as an adult dating and men looking at her,” Kimmel said. “And you actually are imagining like, guys objectifying — do you feel like your attitude towards women has changed since having daughters?” To which Kanye replied, “Nah, I still look at PornHub,” before taking a deep dive into his adult film preferences.

Kimmel also asked about “I Thought About Killing You,” which led to a quick talk about suicide.

“When you’re an artist and you’re creative and you want to give so much to the world against all odds, there’s times when you can go into that place,” West said. “I think it’s important for us to have open conversations about mental health. Especially with me being black. Because we never had therapists in the black community. We never approached, like, taking medication.”

The entire interview is a roller coaster. Unfortunately, video for the second segment isn’t currently available online, but we’ll update as soon as it is.

UPDATE: And just like that, the full interview has been released. Check it out below.