Nipsey Hussle is never one to shy away from voicing his opinions on politics, other rappers and then some.
Back in April, the rapper took to the stage at Broccoli Fest in Washington, D.C. and performed his part on YG's perfect political anthem "FDT", or Fuck Donald Trump, backed by Kanye West's Trump-supporting selfie of him wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
After describing the image as a "kick to the gut" in a phone call to Angie Martinez on Wednesday, he sat down with Hot 97's Nessa to offer up some more insight into his decision to use it around the 31-minute mark.
"I wanted to create a moment. Honestly, this is the truth and the honest thought that I had, you know: Ye trollin'. We know that," he explained. "He trolling for some type of reaction. So to troll the guy that's trolling on the stage, that's all I was really doing."
He went on to reiterate that though he has plenty of respect for West, he can't get behind his current messaging. "I really am a fan of Ye's music. I think Ye is important to hip-hop," he said."I just don't agree with that part of his convo."
Nipsey is far from the only rapper to speak out about West's recent right-leaning political thoughts, and the L.A. rapper suggested the typically protective nature of hip-hop culture and artists had no choice but to let up for this particular transgression.
"We so used to just riding with the people that's apart of hip-hop and that represent what we represent...that we had to be vocal like 'we not riding with that, bro.'" he said. "You gotta come back home."
Homebound or not, West is in the middle of a G.O.O.D Music album rollout streak, with his joint album with Kid Cudi Kids See Ghosts having dropped today just a week after his own album Ye hit stores and streaming services last Friday. These releases follow Pusha-T's album DAYTONA, and set us up for upcoming Kanye West-produced Nas and Teyana Taylor albums, dropping June 15 and June 22 respectively.
Watch the full interview above.