Taking to Twitter to clarify the "stumped" moment, he wrote: 'On Jimmy Kimmel. we had a great time having a dialogue.
West tilted his head to think, said nothing and the show then went to break. "You so famously and so powerfully said 'George Bush doesn't care about black people.' It makes me wonder, what makes you think that Donald Trump does?" "You guys are Jedi's [sic]". "And then I was hit with the let's go to commercial break".
Since the song's release, people immediately got to work sussing out every bit of it although most people seemed to be chucking question marks over one particular verse.
Kanye West never leaves our news cycle - whether he's there to stir up boring, gratuitous social media controversy or simply share music.
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Dolphins Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled and Robert Quinn raised a fist before Thursday night's game. Find another way to protest. "Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!" he said.
West has maintained his vocal support for Trump since the 2016 presidential election. You need a format where you can give a full-throated defence of your views, and again, nobody's arguing that point.
The song boasts a set of wildly off colour remarks, including: "You got sick thoughts? That interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation", he tweeted in a second post.
He also landed in hot water this May when he said slavery "sounds like a choice".
"Liberals can't bully me, news can't bully me, the hip-hop community, they can't bully me", he said. It prompted the TMZ host Van Lathan to say he was "unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, to me, that's not real".
The song's artwork features West's wife Kim alongside the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters at Kylie's recent 21st birthday party, which makes sense considering the song's opening bars.