It's all about the ego.
Kanye West infamously dodged a question about President Donald Trump during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The rapper apparently froze when he was asked if he thought Trump cared about black people.
"You so famously, and so powerfully, said George Bush doesn't care about black people," Jimmy said to Kanye. "It makes me wonder, what makes you think that Donald Trump does, or any people at all?"
Yeezy finally answered the question during an interview with WGCI 107.5 Radio in Chicago. In Ye's opinion, Trump is concerned with the black community in terms of his popularity. His ego is at the center of this semblance of consideration, as opposed to equitability and integrity.
"I feel that he cares about the way black people feel about him, and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs and all this."
"He will do the things that are necessary to make that happen because he's got an ego like all the rest of us. He wants to be the greatest president, and he knows that he can't be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community. So, it's something he's going to work towards, but we're gonna have to speak to him."
Later, he addressed his comments about slavery, which is said to have been made in a manic-like state.
"This is something about the fact that it hurt people’s feelings and the way that I presented that piece of information. I could present in a way more calm way, but I was ramped up. And I apologize. That happens sometimes when people are ... I’m not blaming mental health, but I’m explaining mental health."