Comedian Dave Chappelle said that although he supports Kanye West, the rapper “shouldn’t say all that s***” aligning himself with President Donald Trump.
Dave Chappelle: Kanye Shouldn’t Say All That S***
West tweeted a picture of a Make America Great Again hat last month with a caption calling for the abolition of the 13th Amendment, which freed slaves in the United States but allowed for the indentured servitude of convicted criminals. West has alleged that “to take the fathers out the home and promote welfare … is a Democratic plan” and that slavery was “a choice.”
In an interview with CNN’s Van Jones and 2018 Democratic Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous set to air at 7 p.m. ET Saturday on CNN, Jones asked Chappelle what he thought of West’s recent statements against the Democratic Party.
“First of all, you know, Kanye’s the artist, man,” Chappelle said in the interview, which was taped before West’s meeting with Trump at the White House on Thursday. “And he’s a genius.”
“I think the angle he’s seeing things from is about the division that he sees. And — and he’s not inconsistent with what he’s saying,” Chappelle added, citing a previous instance of West reappropriating the Confederate flag.