In just a matter days, Kanye West single-handedly won the hearts hip-hop purists with his evocative tweets and hearty promises about producing new albums for Pusha T and Nas. On Monday (April 23), West quashed any hopes him returning back to the “old Kanye” when Hot 97's Ebro Darden revealed that the Chicago lyricist doubled down on his 2016 support for President Trump.
“He said, 'I do love Donald Trump,'” Darden said during his conversation on Ebro in the Morning. In the clip, Darden explained how he and West had a conversation over the weekend on a myraid topics. He later revealed how shocked he was to hear the venerated MC stand by his controversial stance and support Trump. “Nobody really showed love for me when I was addicted to opioids and in the hospital,” West told Darden during their chat.
Rosenberg — Darden's co-host — chimed in on Twitter and voiced his opinion on the matter. “Biggest take away from Ebro in the Morning today … Kanye West is still an avid Donald Trump supporter, ” he tweeted. “You can process that however you like but if you’re waiting for him to say 'my bad' about his trump statements — don’t hold your breath.”
In 2016, Trump and West had a meeting to “discuss multicultural issues” weeks after the embattled MC canceled his Saint Pablo Tour and was hospitalized. West — who notched a string unsavory rants during his tour — pledged his allegiance to President Trump at one his past shows, confessing that he would have voted for him.
Watch Ebro explain Kanye's thought process on Trump below.
Biggest take away from Ebro in the Morning today … Kanye West is still an avid Donald Trump supporter..you can process that however you like but if you’re waiting for him to say “my bad” about his trump statements — don’t hold your breath
— Rosenberg Media (@Rosenbergradio) April 23, 2018