Appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel show, and facing a grilling over his support of President Trump, Kanye West declared Thursday that he refuses to be a prisoner to "monolithic thought."
"[J]ust as a musician, African-American, guy out in Hollywood — all these different things, you know, everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me," West said.
"And then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn't say it out loud or my career would be over. I'd get kicked out of the black community because blacks — we're supposed to have a monolithic thought, we can only like, we can only be Democrats and all. So, even when I said it right before I went to the hospital and I expressed myself, and when I came out I had lost my confidence," the hip hop star explained.