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Kanye caught a lot of criticism when he wore Donald Trump’s infamous “Make America Great Again” hat, and it became a major talking point for multiple years.
“I wore the hat for the freedom of opinion,” he told Lee. “My mom was born into a drinking fountain, she was told what fountain she could drink in. My family fought for the right to vote, and I fought for the right to choose who we vote on.”
He was asked if he’s reflected on why people were upset about the MAGA hat, and stopped short of saying he understood, but ultimately admitted responsibility. “I will say, I take responsibility for the fact that it hurt people’s feelings,” he said. “I believe now, that people…not just Black people but people across the board...you have to let Ye be Ye.”