Kanye West Addresses His Reaction to Kimmel's Trump Question: "I Wasn't Stumped"

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Kanye West on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

"The question was so important I took time to think," he explained Saturday in a series of tweets. "And then I was hit with the let’s go to commercial break. That interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation."

When Jimmy Kimmel asked Kanye West why he thinks President Donald Trump would "care about black people" during the rapper's appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this week, West was silent. The program then went to a commercial break.

On Saturday night, West tweeted to clear the air about what happened. "On Jimmy Kimmel we had a great time having a dialogue. I’m reading that I was stumped by a question. Let me clarify the click bait. I wasn’t stumped. I wasn’t given a chance to answer the question," he wrote.

"The question was so important I took time to think," he explained. "And then I was hit with the let’s go to commercial break. That interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation." Added West, "I was so happy when I saw Jimmy walk out in the Yeezys. That was an olive branch. He lead with love. I appreciate Jimmy and his team. You guys are Jedi’s. much love."

President Trump also gave love to the interview, which aired Thursday night, via a tweet posted Friday: "Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH," Trump wrote. "One new and great FACT - African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in the history of our Country. So honored by this. Thank you Kanye for your support. It is making a big difference!"

See West's tweets and watch the interview, below.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.