"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.
The question was so important I took time to think. And then I was hit with the let's go to commercial break. That interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation.
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.
Not every question warrants an immediate answer. Some answers need to be considered and a talk show with time constraints is a difficult place to do that. I know how much Kanye cares and I am so impressed by what he is doing quietly and without fanfare to help those who need it https://t.co/wQBsE5v1v2
You didn't require any time to decide slavery was a choice, but a simple query about something you should've already considered (at length) stumps you? I hope you've convinced yourself, Kanye... because you haven't fooled anyone else, that's for certain.
That is not True. You cocked you head and set there after he asked question. He realized thay the question was not gonna get an immediate response from you so he went to commercial. I would have loved seeing you set there trying to find an answer. He gave you an out.