The actor said he admires what Kanye West is doing to "push ideas," even if they're controversial, like suggesting slavery was "a choice" or professing his love for Donald Trump.
"That's what I love about Kanye right now. He's willing to take the smashdown in order to push ideas," Smith said in Tidal's "Rap Radar" podcast Wednesday. "He's making people think, even in the twisted, backhanded success of Donald Trump."
West faced massive backlash after a wild TMZ Live appearance this past May, when he wore a Make America Great Again hat and went on that slavery rant.
"When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice," West said. "You was there for 400 years and it's all of y'all. It's like we're mentally in prison. I like the word 'prison' because 'slavery' goes too direct to the idea of blacks. Slavery is to blacks as the Holocaust is to Jews. Prison is something that unites as one race, blacks and whites, that we're the human race."
"I just love Trump," he also said in the interview. "That's my boy. Like so many rappers -- you'll look at a video of Snoop Dogg loving Trump but then he get in the office and now they don't want to love him."
"Trump is one of rap's favorite people," he added.
West wasn't the only star Smith raved about in the podcast. The "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" star also talked about his marriage to his "life partner", Jada Pinkett Smith.
The couple, who have been married for 20 years, don't even label themselves as married.
"We don't even say we're married anymore," Smith said. "We refer to ourselves as life partners, where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life."
"There's no deal breakers," he continued. "There's nothing she could do -- ever. Nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support till death and it feels so good to get to that space."