Kanye West defends his support for Trump: 'Liberals can't bully me'

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Rapper Kanye West is known for speaking his mind, but on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night, he was at a loss for words.

Here are a few interesting takes from the 20-minute-plus "Jimmy Kimmel Live" interview which can be seen on YouTube.

In this December 13, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in NY.

"Just as a musician, African-American, guy out in Hollywood, all these different things-everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me", he says early on in the clip, after Kimmel asks whether he thinks Trump is actually doing a good job. "I mean, you've so famously and so powerfully said George [W.] Bush doesn't care about black people". He said, though that it took him months to find "the confidence to stand up and put on the hat".

"I think it's important for us to have open conversations about mental health-especially with me being black", the rapper said. Because I might have never been 'Ye. That's what makes 'Ye.

Gerren Keith Gaynor is Homepage Editor at Fox News.

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While West veered off topic on several occasions, talking about love and empathy instead of responding to certain questions about his controversial support for Trump, there was one question that rendered him speechless.

"Why don't we take a break, we'll come back", Kimmel said, lightening the mood and prompting laughter from both the audience and Kanye.

Returning to the show, Kimmel asked Kanye about some of the music on his recent album ye, specifically regarding the lyrics about his daughter North West on the song "Violent Crimes".

The conversation turned to Trump nearly immediately, and Kimmel asked the 41-year-old father of two about his support of the president.

Thank you @jimmykimmel for saying what I was hoping you would! West's criticisms of former President George W. Bush for not caring about the black community. "And then told me every time I said I like Trump, people told me I couldn't say it out loud or my career would be over". Trump commuted Johnson's sentence in June after Kardashian West pleaded her case. Because we never had therapists in the black community. At the end of their discussion, Kanye told Kimmel that approaching the president with love will help fix America's problems, saying, "When I see people just even, like, go at the president, it's like, why not try love?" "What was awesome (about the TMZ interview) is the world got to really experience someone in a ramped-up state".

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