Kanye West's awkward silence while defending Trump on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Kanye West discusses his mental health, Trump support and why he's like Galileo with Jimmy Kimmel

Kanye West discusses his mental health, Trump support and why he's like Galileo with Jimmy Kimmel

"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", said Kanye.

The interview marked Kanye's first appearance on the chat show since 2013, when he appeared to end his social media feud with Kimmel.

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"If I can't be me, I can't be Ye and I quite enjoy when people are mad at me about certain things", he said. "That's what makes Ye", Kanye added - Watch the full interview below!

In May, Kim Kardashian went to Washington to meet with President Trump, successfully convincing him to grant clemency to drug offender Alice Marie Johnson, who served over 20 years in prison.

"He lifts my helmet up and he goes, 'Are you crying?' I was sobbing", she recalled.

"We never had therapists in the black community".

And in response to this, Kanye remained dead silent - so much so that Kimmel had to cut to commercial. When Kimmel pressed him on specifics, though, pointing out that families are being separated at the border and asking West, "You've so famously and so powerfully said George Bush doesn't care about black people".

When pressed about Trump's policies and how West once said that President George W. Bush doesn't care about Black people but that it doesn't seem as though the current president cares about any people, the outspoken West paused for longer than a moment, and Kimmel made a decision to send the show to commercial.

"When I see people just even like go at the president, it's like, why not try love?" he said. News has a sneak look at the Hip Hop Edition of Mean Tweets, featuring Lil Wayne, Logic and Ty Dolla $ign. " ... When you have thoughts like that you have to be careful and talk to people". We never approached taking a medication. "[I don't have extreme periods of depression] because I just say it". "A lot of black on white, obviously..."

"And you can be president of the United States", Kimmel piped in, to West's agreement. Before too long, Kimmel interjected and said: "Why don't we take a break; we'll come back".