Kanye West has received a lot of criticism for his support and admiration of President Trump. Despite all of the hate from fellow stars, fans, and members of the black community, he continues to speak his mind.
West in an interview with “The Morning Show 107.5 WGCI” in his hometown of Chicago on Wednesday explained that he likes “transparency” and “exposure,” and he knew that Trump, with his “rogue personality,” would encourage open dialogue across the nation and within the black community.
“I like transparency. I like exposure. I want to be exposed to the information so I can make my decision,” said West. “And I knew this rogue personality was going to allow me to see and understand and allow my brothers to understand what we were dealing with.”
He went on to compare Trump being in office to the camera flash in the movie “Get Out” that brings people out of hypnosis.
“All the marches, people fighting, people standing up, people having a conversation about politics, our well-being – I knew that this was going to happen if he got into office,” said West.
“That’s the whole funny thing is, we talk about ‘Get Out.’ That flash of light or something. That’s a flash of light to us as an entire community to see things that we wasn’t seeing when Obama was in office – that were still happening. It’s like we as a collective wasn’t woke. Now everybody is woke.”
He added that Trump wants to be a great president for the black community.
“I feel that he cares about the way black people feel about him, and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs and all this,” said West.
“And he will do the things that are necessary to make that happen because he’s got an ego like all the rest of us, and he wants to be the greatest president, and he knows that he can’t be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community,” he went on.
“So it’s something he’s gonna work towards, but we’re gonna have to speak to him,” said West.