After revealing details about his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and his support for former President Donald Trump, Kanye West provided Tucker Carlson another earful about his beliefs during a two-hour interview that Tucker Carlson said was originally scheduled to last 30 minutes.
Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” broadcast the full interview with the controversial rapper on Friday. A former President Barack Obama, Elon Musk and West’s conviction that he’ll be president in the future were among the most talked about topics.
The second part of the interview began by him talking about Obama whom he stated that he had met in the year 2008.
“So brilliant that we cut through the line of racism,” West declared by comparing himself to Obama the Late fashion designer Virgil Abloh, singer Nat “King” Cole and comedian Dave Chappelle.
“That was me and Obama’s connection, but as soon as I wasn’t saying what I was supposed to say as a rapper, our connection faded,” said the rapper added, adding that he does not speak with Obama at all, but plans to “talk to him if I see him.”
West also has praised Obama and Abloh who died in the month of November 2021 as being “truly Black to their core and absolutely brilliant to the heart.
“But, they went into situations thinking they could do it the white way,” said the man.
The Yeezy fashion designer reaffirmed that he wasn’t accepted by the other celebs after his stance on Trump.
“It made me mad not to be able to say I was a fan of Trump. Consider it. It’s me. I can’t imagine being in a position express what I want because you’ve got an idea and you’re told that you’re not permitted to express it out in the public eye,” he said. “Well, I never actually told people that I like Trump when he was running because I was bullied by Hollywood.”
In the course of the interview West discussed more of the coverage of news, revealing his thoughts on the shooting at a school at Uvalde, Texas, and the “media rush” around the incident.
“Have I reached Alex Jones territory yet?” West asked Carlson in reference to the controversial host of the podcast.
“No, I think you’re telling the truth,” the Fox News personality reassured him with a laugh. “And that’s OK if you do.”
In the conversation on Friday, West also mentioned “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (the popular song from the movie “Encanto”), called Kardashian “one of the most beautiful people of all time” and compared the pair’s along with Candace Owens’ recent Paris Fashion Week appearance to the Tiananmen Square incident.
For what’s in store for the White House, West said that he “will eventually be” president — and he’d like Musk to be alongside his. In the interview on Thursday of Carlson, West said that he is familiar with Musk, the Tesla CEO.
“But if I was in office right now, I’d be calling Elon everyday,” Elon said. “I’d put him at his bed in the White House. I’d ask, ‘How can we leverage our platform to be the most powerful company -which is an Freudian slip -the most influential nation on earth to teach the the world how you can live a an easy life?”
In the first part of the interview with Carlson the interview was recorded on Thursday in the West’s L.A. office, the rapper explained the reason his “White Lives Matter” shirt that sparked heated debate during Paris Fashion Week on Monday.
“I thought the shirt was a funny shirt,” he added. “I thought that the idea of me wearing it was funny.”
He claimed that his father, who was a part of the Black Panther Party, told him that wearing the divisive dress was simply an “Black man stating the obvious.” He also backed his previous comments regarding “White Lives Matter,” declaring on Thursday that “it’s the obvious thing” that “they do.”
In addition, the rapper addressed criticism that he faced from fashionistas over the way he dressed for Paris Fashion Week attire. While he criticized the critics Gigi Hadid, and Vogue editor Gabriella Karefa Johnson, he also addressed the singer Lizzo and her “good friend” Lizzo and her body.
“When Lizzo loses 10 pounds and announces it, the bots … attack her for losing weight because the media wants to put out a perception that being overweight is the new goal, when it’s actually unhealthy,” West declared. “If you think it’s attractive, then to the extent that they want to, it’s their own. It’s actually very unhealthy. It’s also a sin to encourage this, it’s demonizing.”
He also spoke about Kardashian’s close ties with Bill as well as Hillary Clinton, and how the connections shaped the way he spoke about politicians.
“Me not saying I like Trump was a form of manipulation,” he claimed.
In a reference to Trump, West said his love for the former president has made him an easy victim. West claimed the life of his in danger by wearing the president’s signature red “Make America Great Again” cap and said West had been “bullied by Hollywood” for supporting Trump’s ex- “Apprentice” star.
Despite his open affirmation of Trump during the presidential election of 2016, West seemed conflicted about their relationship.
“When I visited the White House, I called his number to take ASAP Rocky from prison. One among the many things that he mentioned to me was, “Kanye I’m your best friend. Since you arrived at the White House, my Black approval rating jumped by 40 percent.’
“And for politicians, all Black people are worth is an approval rating,” he said. “The Democrats feel that they don’t have any obligation to us. They also feel that Republicans believe that they don’t owe anything. Blacks have never demanded anything in exchange for their vote.”