"I love real change. I love challenging the norm. I love people who don't love him," Ye explained, cleverly wording his praise in hope of not alienating his largely liberal fan base.
At one point, Kanye went off on a tangent about his parent's political activism. "My dad is an activist," he said. "My mom's [an] activist. We was in marches and stuff. I feel like that energy all coming to a head now."
Charlamagne didn't let Ye off the hook. "I refuse to believe that your mother would love Donald Trump," the radio host prodded, drawing a cold stare from his guest.
"Hmm... I can have difference of opinion from my mom," Ye finally answered after a brief silence.
When Charlamagne pressed on, questioning how the hip-hop megastar could love a President that marginalizes and oppresses large swaths of the population, Kanye paused for what seemed like an eternity before offering his thoughts.
"I don't have all the answers that a celebrity's supposed to have," Kanye explained sheepishly. "But I could tell you that when he was running it's like I felt something. The fact that he won, it proves something. It proved that anything is possible in America. That Donald Trump could be president of America."
Summing up his affinty for Donald Trump, Kanye put things simply. "When I see an outsider infiltrate, I connect with that."
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