"I just love Trump!"
Hours after his long-awaited interview with Charlamagne Tha God hit the internet, Kanye West's uproarious press tour marches ever0 onward. It would appear that Yeezy has taken his talents to the TMZ offices, where he is set to appear on TMZ Live this afternoon. Apparently, he will be joined by Candace Owens, with whom he has developed a creative partnership of sorts.
In a clip provided by TMZ, Yeezy addresses Harvey Levin, speaking in a true stream of consciousness. "I just love Trump, that's my boy!" says Kanye. "You look at a video of Snoop Dogg loving Trump, and he gets into office and now they don't love him." Later, he comes through with another inevitable soundbyte. "When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?!" says Kanye, "that sounds like a choice."
To be honest, the available clip feels like a bizarre skit. After Kanye's inevitably controversial words conclude, the angle switches, and we cut to Yeezy addressing the entire office. Evidently, his comments did not sit well with TMZ's "Van," who rose and spoke out against Kanye's recent behavior.
"I think what you're doing right now is actually the absence of thought," says Van. "There is fact and real life consequence behind everything that you just said. While you are making music and being an artist, and living the life that you've earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with the threats to our lives. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said, for our people was a choice....Frankly, I'm disappointed, I'm appalled, and brother, I am unbelievably hurt."
After a momentary awkward silence hangs between them, Kanye approaches, seemingly ready to channel Robin Williams from Good Will Hunting. "Bro, I'm sorry I hurt you," says Kanye, as he may or may not be going in for a hug. We'll have to wait and see the conclusion of this heated exchange when TMZ Live airs later today.