Hot 97 host Ebro Darden is back with another story about a phone call he had with the artist formerly known as Kanye West. Earlier this year, Ebro detailed his conversation with Ye and Candace Owens after the "I Love It" rapper first starting dipping into his MAGA love. This time, Ye propositioned Ebro to connect him with Colin Kaepernick, so the former quarterback could accompany him to a meeting with Donald Trump at the White House on Oct. 11.
Ye's recently been spotted wearing a sweatshirt with Colin Kaepernick’s name on it and a MAGA hat at the same time. He also tweeted about wanting to create “dialogue” between Kap and the Donald.
But when West and his team approached Ebro for help with this wild scheme, the host shot it down real quick. “Yeah nah, we not doing that,” he recalled telling Kanye. When Yeezy’s people clarified they wanted Kaepernick, not Ebro, the host explained that when it comes to the former NFL star, he’s never alone. “No, it’s a we. When it comes to Colin Kaepernick, it’s a we. There are people standing with Colin Kaepernick around him, rallying around him.”
Kanye defended the meeting as a way to start a dialogue, but Ebro said he pushed back, asking, “What would be in it for Colin Kaepernick for going to go up to the White House?”
Instead of the meeting, Ebro offered up a few things Trump could do to soothe the situation. “I was like, ‘The only thing that needs to happen first, Donald Trump should come out and apologize to Colin Kaepernick for trying to come for his job,” Ebro said, referring to the time Trump said Kap should be fired from the NFL. “Then maybe he should probably come out and admit that in policing there is a cultural issue and black and brown men have been dying. And then he should probably apologize for coming after Nike for standing next to Colin Kaepernick.”
After Ebro then turned down an offer to talk with Ye’s dad, the rapper hung up the phone. Ebro thinks a meeting with Ye and Kap at the White House would be a terrible idea this close to the midterm elections in particular, calling it "a photo opp."