Kanye West was on Jimmy Kimmel last night for the first time in FIVE years … and it was pretty freaking awesome.
Why? Because despite Kimmel’s INSUFFERABLE attempts… Kanye wouldn’t take the Trump-hate bait…
And instead schooled Jimmy on the fact that he would NOT be bullied by liberals.
First Jimmy decided to throw out some Space Force jokes. Veeeery original. Then he mocked Kanye’s wife – Kim Kardshian’s meeting with the President. Kanye looks SO uncomfortable the entire time. I mean WOOF. This is BEYOND awkward.
“Were you ever concerned about her (Kim) being alone in the Oval Office with President Trump?” Kimmel asked.
“Well, he is a player,” Kanye played along. ADMITTEDLY… that was funny.
Kimmel obviously wasn’t getting the Trump hate he needed… so he asked Kanye if Trump was REALLY a “good president.”
That’s when it gets GOOD.
“Everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me,” he said, “and then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over. I’d get kicked out of the black community because blacks, we are supposed to have a monolithic thought, blacks can only be Democrats and all.”
AMEN, KANYE. PREACH.
He then explains that he felt this way about Trump BEFORE he was hospitalized last year… but that he lacked the confidence to overcome the “fear” of coming out as a Trump supporter.
“So I didn’t have the confidence to take on the world and the possible backlash,” he explained. “And it took me a year and a half to have the confidence to stand up and put on the hat. No matter what the consequences were.
And what it represented to me is nothing about policies because I’m not a politician like that, but it represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt, no matter what anyone said, in saying, you can’t bully me. Liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip-hop community, they can’t bully me.”
Because at that point, if I’m afraid to be me, I’m no longer ‘ye.’ That’s what makes ‘ye.”
So.. this might sound weird… but this really REALLY speaks to me.
As I’ve mentioned countless times before, I used to be a liberal myself. Even when I first started writing for this site, I didn’t offer up my real name. I kept the fact that I was a conservative – let alone the fact that I was a conservative WRITER a secret in my personal life.
Why? Because everyone who found out would attack me for it. I’ve lost virtually all of my friends. I’ve been scared to lose family.
A lot of people will say “Who cares – you didn’t need them anyway. They all suck.”
Most of these people have never been rejected by 95% of everyone they know. Most of the people who don’t get how this could POSSIBLY hurt have conservative parents, friends, neighbors, and ALWAYS HAVE. Unless you’ve lost nearly EVERYONE in your life – don’t you DARE tell me it doesn’t hurt. It hurts immensely.
So anyway… it’s taken a while. But like Kanye, I’ve gained confidence. My skin has thickened about an inch.
You’ll notice I’m not just “Kimber” anymore. There’s a reason for that.
So SUCK it, Jimmy Kimmel.
SUCK it, college “friends” who text me to tell me how much I disgust them.
YOU WILL NOT BULLY US.