When Jones first brought up Ye, Chappelle jokingly got up from his chair to leave the stage. “First of all, you know, Kanye’s the artist, man,” Chappelle first said, calling him "genius."
Chappelle continued, “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.” He added, “I’m not mad at Kanye. That’s my brother—I love him, I support him. But, you know, I don’t have to agree with everything that he says…I just trust him as a person of intent. But yeah, he shouldn’t say all that shit.”
On Thursday, Kanye went to the White House to visit Trump and did a lengthy rant in which he tried to justify why he chooses to wear the MAGA hat. “I think it's the bravery that helps you beat this game called life,” he claimed. “They tried to scare me to not wear this hat, but this hat, it gives me power, in a way.”
He also proclaimed his “love” for Hillary Clinton while simultaneously expressing how the “I'm With Her” slogan somehow made him feel like the opposite of a “guy that could play catch with his son.” Wearing a MAGA hat, he added, makes him feel “like Superman.”
Dave Chappelle’s full interview will air on CNN at 7 p.m. EST on Saturday night.