A lot of attention has been thrust upon Kanye West recently, for the nth time in his life. Ye has a way of covering himself in the limelight like Shaun King fervently lathers himself in spray tan. Given all the recent controversy over West’s refusal to kiss the left’s puckered anus (see Kanye West Releases Song Defending His Support of Donald Trump), this new interview piqued plenty of interest. The artist sat down with Charlamagne tha God to talk all things music, feuds, Yeezy shoes, and politics.
Because the interview is two hours long and many of you are gainfully employed, we’ve timestamped the video to start when Ye talks about Obama and Trump.
Yeezy: I would meet with [Trump] today and I would talk about Chicago.
CthaGod: You think he cares about black people?
This is where Kanye looks stumped. We never really get an answer in this interview. But he’s gone on to tweet Thomas Sowell quotes. He hasn’t walked back his support for including conservative voices in the conversation. Now, we’re also seeing more artists join the discussion on breaking from the mold of groupthink and political correctness (see Intentional or Not, Kanye West Just Exposed the Hateful, Leftist Thought-Police).
Kanye West doesn’t have all the answers. He’s not the next Thomas Sowell. We already have a Thomas Sowell, and we don’t need Kanye to agree with us on everything. That’s the point. We don’t all have to agree on everything. In leftist culture, words and ideas are policed by political correctness. But Kanye is open to learning and breaking rank. While the left scrambles to throw him under the “tolerant” bus (see Rapper Threatens Violence Against Kanye West for Supporting Donald Trump), more and more cultural leaders are following in his footsteps. Which is a definite marker of a cultural shift.
Watch Crowder discuss the subject in depth below.