Kanye West is under fire for his relationship to President Trump and the comments he made during a visit to the Oval Office on Thursday. But he is getting some unlikely support from comedian Dave Chappelle.
According to Fox News:
In a new interview with CNN host Van Jones, Chappelle was asked his opinion about his friend’s now famous visit to the White House.
“First of all, you know, Kanye’s an artist, man. He’s a genius.” Chappelle said. “I think the angle he’s seeing things from is about the division that he sees. And he’s not inconsistent with what he’s saying.”
Chappelle went on to say that while he doesn’t always agree with everything West has to say, he believes the rapper’s intentions are good.
“I’m not mad at Kanye. That’s my brother — I love him, I support him,” the comedian explained. “But, you know, I don’t have to agree with everything that he says. I just trust him as a person of intent.”
CNN has been slammed for the network’s coverage of Kanye. They have used racially charged slurs to try and discredit Kanye and some people have been pushing back. CNN has yet to punish anyone for any of the comments made about West.