Kanye West is in fine form during an emotional interview.
UPDATE: A video of the interview has since been made available. See below.
Kanye West is currently sitting down for a conversation on Chicago's 107.5 WGCI, in which a wide variety of topics were, and are discussed at length.
When asked about Pusha T's "The Story of Adidon" and Drake, Yeezy opened up about the fallout: “It hits me in a really sensitive place,” he explains, “Because you, like, hang around people and they come to your house and be around your family and this and that, and then they get mad about a beat and then send you purple demon emojis." He also felt Drake was being insensitive to his situation, given the proximity to the infamous TMZ incident. "I feel that it was insensitive for [Drake] to, in any way, stress me out in any way after TMZ, while I’m in Wyoming healing, pulling all the pieces together, working on my music. And you know, we’ll reconcile that one day because we got to, because we got work to do, and these voices is just too powerful.”
He also appeared to address Jimmy Kimmel's "Does Donald Trump care about black people" comments, providing what seems to be a thoughtful answer. "I feel that [Trump] 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, and 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 gonna work towards, but we’re gonna have to speak to him.”
Clarifying his infamous slavery comment, Kanye attempts to add some context, claiming that it sounded like a choice specifically to "the spirit of Kanye West, which I think is aligned with the spirit of Harriet Tubman, which I think is aligned with the spirit of Nat Turner." He proceeds to speak on how speaking in English is a form a slavery, as it's not even his native tongue of Swahili.
"I am not crazy, but I can definitely go there if pushed," he admits, explaining he has ways of controlling it. "I have the luxury version of mental health." Still, that doesn't stop him from adding his own insight, claiming "we all have undiagnosed mental health issues," he says. "The biggest stigma of being called crazy is you instantly get written off, that you don't know what you're talking about."
"I want to take this moment right now to say I'm sorry for the one-two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment," says Yeezy. "I'm sorry to people who felt let down by that moment." Yeezy's apology literally brings one of the hosts to tears, as she says "your voice is so powerful, you have the ability to make changes for the African American community." Kanye responds by asking "can I have a hug?"