USA Today Features Be Woke.Vote’s Messy Truth with Van Jones & Kim Kardashian

USA Today Features Be Woke.Vote's Messy Truth with Van Jones & Kim Kardashian

In a revealing interview with CNN’s Van Jones, Kim Kardashian West offered a much-needed window into husband Kanye West’s thinking.

Kardashian West explained in the latest episode of “Be Woke. Vote Presents the Messy Truth With Van Jones,” that in standing by the rapper, she’s simply returning the support he showed her early on in their relationship: “He’s put himself up against the world for me when everyone told him, ‘You cannot date a girl with a sex tape. You cannot date a reality-show girl. This is gonna ruin your career.’ Everyone told him that. And he was like, ‘You’re not going to tell me what to do.’ “

She continued “He’s always been there to hold my hand and lift me up higher and give me the confidence and I’ll always do the same for him.”

Jones admitted he couldn’t wait to ask Kardashian West what she thought of her husband’s pro-Trump rant on “Saturday Night Live” and in the Oval Office.

“I always say this: It takes him about four years to write a song – to explain, to communicate what he wants to say,” she prefaced. “So when he tweets something in two minutes, what’s going on in his mind and what he thinks and what he’s trying to say …  He might not be the best communicator. But he has the best heart and I know what he means.”

The reality star spoke about her husband’s attachment to his Make America Great Again hat, saying she thinks it means something different to the famed rapper than it does to other people. She also said he did not get his point across clearly when he likened the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, to a “trap door” and suggested it be reconsidered.

As for his “SNL” rant from the curtain call after the season opener, she recalled seeing “some report that said Kim stood in the back and just watched … I’m like, ‘Well, did you want me to get up on stage and sing? What do you want me to do?’ I listened to him and afterward, I might let him know that I can help him communicate that a little bit better.”

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