Kanye West has opened up about his role in the Drake vs. Pusha T beef, and apologised for his slavery comments in an intimate interview with Chicago radio station 107.5 WGCI.
When asked about his relationship with Drake, he said "It hits me in a really sensitive place. 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.”
Kanye also said that the beef was blown out of proportion, saying there is no beef between him or Drake:
“It ain’t no beef. Ain’t nobody going to jail. It’s no in between,” he said. “We all got love for Drake. We understand that he got upset about [‘The Story of Adidon’]. 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.”
The "All Mine" rapper also touched on his beliefs surrounding Donald Trump, specifically, the question asked by Jimmy Kimmel in their recent interview:
“You so famously and so powerfully said ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.’ It makes me wonder, what makes you think that Donald Trump does?”
Kanye responded by saying “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."
Kanye also touched on his controversial slavery comments: “I don’t know if I properly apologized for how the slavery comment made people feel,” he continued. “I’m sorry for the one-two of the MAGA hat into the slavery comment. And I’m sorry for people who felt let down by that moment.”
In a rare moment of vulnerability, Ye opened up about falling out with long time collaborator Don C, breaking down in tears: “I believe that the downfall of Kanye West is directly related to Don C not being around,” he said. “Don is actually… He’s actually in town right now because I just told him I need him. To be there for me, so shit like this doesn’t happen to me.”
Check out the full interview in the video below: