Kanye West slammed former President Barack Obama for never following up on his promise to work with the rapper to help deliver on the much-lauded “change” he promised, and professed his “love” for the current president, says Hot 97 radio host Ebro Darden.
Darden spoke to Kanye on the heels of his pro-conservative Twitter posts, wherein he praised right-wing YouTuber and pundit Candace Owens and lamented the “thought police” suppressing freedom of thought.
Recounting his sit-down with the rapper, Darden said on his Monday show that Kanye revealed he supports Owens because “she’s challenging conventional black thought.”
He also told Darden about his apparent disappointment with former President Obama, whom he said he “reached out to … for years and couldn’t get anything done” with, unlike Trump, who “gave me a meeting.”
Kanye also reportedly told the host, “I do love Donald Trump.”
The rapper has had no shortage of shocking political moments. In 2005, while fundraising for Hurricane Katrina relief, Kanye infamously said live on-air, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
President Obama reacted to the rapper’s Taylor-Swift-award-show drama by calling him a “jackass.”
In 2016, the performer took a meeting with then-president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, yet again causing a stir.
He also told a crowd that he would have voted for Trump if he were to have voted. “I said something that was kind of politically correct. I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? What I didn’t tell you … if I were to have voted I would have voted on Trump,” he said. “That don’t mean that I don’t think that Black Lives Matter, that I don’t mean that I don’t think I believe in women’s rights … because that was the guy I would’ve voted for.”