Kanye West has a lot of newfound love and respect for Jimmy Kimmel, but clickbait media is still on the hit list.
The “Lift Yourself” rapper addressed headlines suggesting he was “stumped” by a question Kimmel posed during West’s recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
“I mean, you’ve so famously and so powerfully said George (W.) Bush doesn’t care about black people,” Kimmel said to West. “It makes me wonder, what makes you think that Donald Trump does, or any people at all?”
Before West, 41, had a chance to respond the show was taken to commercial break.
“On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ we had a great time having a dialogue. I’m reading that I was stumped by a question. Let me clarify the click bait,” he tweeted. “I wasn’t stumped. I wasn’t given a chance to answer the question. The question was so important I took time to think. And then I was hit with the ‘let’s go to commercial break.'”
Despite the interruption, West has nothing but praise for Kimmel, a man he once engaged within a social media feud.
“That interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation,” he continued. “I was so happy when I saw Jimmy walk out in the Yeezys. That was an olive branch. He led with love. I appreciate Jimmy and his team. You guys are Jedi’s. much love.”
Kimmel also chimed in, defending his guest. “Not every question warrant an immediate answer. Some answers need to be considered and a talk show with time constraints is a difficult place to do that,” the late-night host tweeted. “I know how much Kanye cares and I am so impressed by what he is doing quietly and without fanfare to help those who need it.”