Kanye West has denied being stumped when asked on TV about his support for President Donald Trump – saying he didn’t have time to reply. The normally chatty rapper seemed lost for words when TV host Jimmy Kimmel asked him whether he thought Mr Trump cared about black people, “or any people at all”.
His silence on Thursday’s show prompted Kimmel to cut to a commercial break. But West tweeted on Saturday that he “wasn’t given a chance to answer”. He said Kimmel’s question “was so important the he took time to think, but was suddenly hit with the commercial break”.
The 41-year-old hip-hop star has previously referred to Mr Trump as “his brother” and said they shared the same “dragon energy”.