Kanye West Explains Awkward Silence After Jimmy Kimmel Asked If Trump Cares About Black People
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Jimmy Kimmel offers kindness and praise, but many of Kanye West's followers wonder if he's had time to come up with his answer yet.

It was the silence heard round the world after Jimmy Kimmel asked Kanye West if Donald Trump cared about black people this past Thursday night. On Saturday, the rapper set the record straight on what happened via Twitter, insisting he wasn't "stumped."

"Let me clarify the click bait," West wrote in a series of tweets. He expressed praise for how Kimmel conducted himself during the interview, and said that he wasn't given a chance to answer the question before the show threw it to a commercial break. "The question was so important I took time to think," he explained.

West also noted that Kimmel came out wearing Yeezys, West's signature Adidas shoe line. "That was an olive branch. He lead with love," West said, calling Kimmel and his team "Jedi's."

The notable moment came after West said that his hope was for more people to approach Trump with "love" instead of hatred. Kimmel followed by saying, "I think that's a beautiful thought, but in literal terms, there are literally families being torn apart as a result of what this president is doing. I think that we cannot forget that whether we like his personality or not, his actions are really what matter.

"You've so famously and so powerfully said, 'George Bush doesn’t care about black people,' it makes me wonder what makes you think that Donald Trump does, or any people at all?"

As West paused to consider his response, Kimmel finally jumped in, saying, "Why don't we take a break." When they returned, they didn't address the question again.

With this defense of his silence coming two days after the initial interview aired, though, many of West's followers found themselves wondering why he still hadn't answered the question. He came right out and said he wasn't given time to give one on Kimmel's show, so why not give that answer via Twitter rather than this excuse?

Kimmel, on the other hand, offered praise and support for West's explanation. And G-Eazy was among those still expecting an answer to Kimmel's question. See their response West's tweets below, followed by more people hoping for West to say if he thinks Trump cares about black people.

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