“This shows you that God is hilarious. … God has got a sense of humor. Liberals love art, right, and now, I am unquestionably, undoubtedly the greatest human artist of all time. It’s just not even a question anymore at this point. It’s just a fact, right?” West told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe on Beats 1 in an interview released Thursday.
“So, for the greatest artist in human existence to put a red hat on was God’s practical joke on all liberals like, ‘Nooooo not Kanye,'” he continued. He used himself as an example of someone saying something that “culturally they’re not supposed to say.”
West during the two-hour Apple interview also claimed “there will be a time when I will be the president of the U.S.,” without elaborating, according to Newsweek.
West took heat over the past two years for his support of Trump, which included an Oval Office meeting with the president last October. West has defended his right to wear the red Make America Great Again hat representing Trump’s campaign, claiming that he was criticized for it backstage during a September 2018 appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”
He told David Letterman in a May episode of his Netflix show that “liberals bully people who are Trump supporters.” He also shared texts from fellow artist John Legend criticizing his pro-Trump stance.
During the Apple interview, West said the fans disappointed by his support for Trump are being fed on “propaganda.”
“We’ve been herded into an idea of blue or red; right, left,” he said.
West plans to release his new album “Jesus is King” on Friday.