In just a matter of days, Kanye West single-handedly won the hearts of hip-hop purists with his evocative tweets and hearty promises about producing new albums for Pusha T and Nas. On Monday (April 23), West quashed any hopes of him returning back to the "old Kanye" when Hot 97's Ebro Darden revealed that the Chicago lyricist doubled down on his 2016 support for President Trump.
"He said, 'I do love Donald Trump,'" Darden said during his conversation on Ebro in the Morning. In the clip, Darden explained how he and West had a conversation over the weekend on a myriad of topics. He later revealed how shocked he was to hear the venerated MC stand by his controversial stance and support of Trump. "Nobody really showed love for me when I was addicted to opioids and in the hospital," West told Darden during their chat.
Rosenberg -- Darden's co-host -- chimed in on Twitter and voiced his opinion on the matter. "Biggest take away from Ebro in the Morning today ... Kanye West is still an avid Donald Trump supporter, " he tweeted. "You can process that however you like but if you’re waiting for him to say 'my bad' about his trump statements — don’t hold your breath."
In 2016, Trump and West had a meeting to "discuss multicultural issues" weeks after the embattled MC canceled his Saint Pablo Tour and was hospitalized. West -- who notched a string of unsavory rants during his tour -- pledged his allegiance to President Trump at one of his past shows, confessing that he would have voted for him.
Watch Ebro explain Kanye's thought process on Trump below.
Biggest take away from Ebro in the Morning today ... Kanye West is still an avid Donald Trump supporter..you can process that however you like but if you’re waiting for him to say “my bad” about his trump statements — don’t hold your breath
— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) April 23, 2018