Rapper/fashion mogul Kanye West is still a proud Trump supporter and recently referred to liberals as “the real bullies of America”.
The Grammy-award winning rapper sat down for his first interview following the controversy he stirred up in 2018 after he went on TMZ and said “slavery is a choice”. Talk show veteran David Letterman sat down with Yeezy for his Netflix show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”.
During their chat, Ye got candid about his music, fashion, his late mother Donda West and of course the rapper’s support of Donald Trump.
“This is like my thing with Trump — we don’t have to feel the same way, but we have the right to feel what we feel,” he says, claiming his “Make America Great Again” hat is “not about politics” but rather an attempt to shatter the stigma around supporters of Trump.
He added how he feels Trump voters are “treated like enemies of America.”
After Letterman acknowledged how the president has let down many of his supporters, West replied,
“Have you ever been beat up in your high school for wearing the wrong hat?”
When asked who the real bullies in America are, Ye replied, “Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters!”
The father of four went on to share a heartwarming memory about his mother Donda buying him a colorful bear that he turned his nose to due to his high-quality taste in art.
“I remember my mother bought me a bear that was multicolored, and I was very into [Japanese contemporary artist] Takashi Murakami at that time on that third album, Graduation,” West recalls. “She said it kind of, you know, feels like Takashi Murakami. And then I was sort of like, ‘I don’t want that, that ain’t no Takashi Murakami bear, and stuff like that.
“And then she passed…a few weeks after,” he continues, “and I did everything I could to find that bear and place that bear on top of all the Takashi Murakami stuff I had in the house.”
Season 2 of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” premieres on Netflix May 31.