In a visit to Bloomberg Politics “With All Due Respect” program, rapper and producer Q-Tip responded to host John Heilemann’s questions about Kanye West’s hospitalization and his recent comment that he would have voted for Trump. It’s not clear if Heilemann was aware that in Sacramento, West also mentioned Q-Tip, telling him while he loved him, he shouldn’t try and tell him how to behave.
“He’s my brother. You know, I just uh, it’s difficult, you know because…I love him, you, that’s my brother. I reached out to him, and I’m hoping that we just get to talk. And I’ll probably just leave it there because I really care about that dude and…but his remarks were something that require that he and I have a real serious discussion,” said Q-Tip.
When asked about the Trump presidency in the context of Dave Chappelle’s opening monologue on Saturday Night Live, Q-Tip conceded, “I guess we have no choice but to give him a chance because he’s the president,” adding, “He’s been a public figure for over 30 years. The platform that he ran on is very scary. It’s extremely polarizing. It’s divisive. It’s not necessarily inclusive. And it’s dangerous in that it’s one that brings about almost absolute fear. Given those kind of signifiers, I don’t know if, I wouldn’t want to give someone like that a chance per se. But the actuality of the situation is that he is the president and people voted for him, although I didn’t vote for him.”