On the topic of the election, Kanye explained, “Everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me. And then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over, I’d get kicked out of the black community… So, even when I said it right before I went to the hospital and I expressed myself… When I came out I had lost my confidence. So I didn’t have the confidence to take on the world and the possible backlash. And it took me a year and a half to have the confidence to stand up and put on the hat. No matter what the consequences were.”
The hip-hop superstar said his controversial tweets had “nothing” to do with politics, but instead “represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt, no matter what anyone said… If I’m afraid to be me, I’m no longer ‘Ye. That’s what makes ‘Ye.”
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