Thursday on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Kanye West discussed his decision to wear a “Make America Great Again” hat, which he explained had much to do with overcoming the fear of a backlash.
West told Kimmel he had been warned not to wear the hat but decided to do so, adding that he couldn’t be bullied into not doing.
“[J]ust as a musician, African-American, guy out in Hollywood — all these different things, you know, everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me,” West said. “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 like, we can only be Democrats and all. So, even when I said it right before I went to the hospital and I expressed myself, and when I came out I had lost my confidence.”
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