In response, Kimmel tweeted, "Not every question warrants an immediate answer".
West did not respond to the question when the show resumed. And then I was hit with the let's go to commercial break.
He said Kimmel's question "was so important I took time to think".
'Let me clarify the click bait. Early Saturday morning, the rapper, 41, released "XTCY" with DJ Clark Kent tweeting a link to the track which West retweeted soon after. "The interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation".More news: Florida police encouraged to boycott Dolphins games
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West upset people this year by declaring support for Trump, and, separately, suggesting that slavery was "a choice".
He added, "I was so happy when I saw Jimmy walk out in the Yeezys".
Kanye West spearheaded astringoffivealbums just a couple of months back, and now he has already rolled out a brand new song called "XTCY". We could go on, but you get the point - he isn't afraid to push the envelope.
The song boasts a set of wildly off colour remarks, including: "You got sick thoughts?"
"Just as a musician, African-American, guy out in Hollywood, all these different things, you know, everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me", the Chicago rapper told Kimmel.
Kimmel earlier asked West if he was anxious about his wife, Kim Kardashian West, being alone with the president in the Oval Office. "I got four of them", the husband of Kim Kardashian raps in the first verse. 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".