Musician and one-time 2020 presidential candidate Ye told Fox News personality Tucker Carlson former Republican President Donald Trump is "the sh*t" in an unhinged interview that has gone viral for his slew of incoherent remarks on different topics.
Ye sat down with Carlson shortly after the controversy that erupted after he and far-right commentator Candace Owens were photographed wearing "White Lives Matter" T-shirts during his Yeezy Season 9 show during Paris Fashion Week.
Several models of color were also required to wear the shirts in the show.
During his appearance he praised Trump and joked about his support for him in a way that had Carlson—one of the biggest mouthpieces for Trump, his former administration, and his policies—giggling.
You can hear what Ye said in the video below.
When asked by Carlson to explain why he liked Trump "early on," Ye responded:
"Trump's the sh*t man, what do you mean?"
"I keep telling this joke. If people say Trump was the first Black president, I'm gonna be the first Latino president because all the values, the conservative values, just line up, come on, man."
"Trump said, 'What do you mean has his own buildings? We talked about, like, Ralph Lauren. Yeah, he made Ivanka."
Ye's remarks opened him and Carlson up to immediate criticism.
Later, when asked why he wore a "White Lives Matter" shirt, Ye said that he does "certain things from a feeling... using a gut instinct, connection with God and just brilliance." He went on to accuse the media of having "a godless agenda" and said he thought it would be "funny" to wear the shirt.
Carlson also wrote an op-ed defending Ye, asking that his viewers "be the judge" of Ye's behavior, which critics have often said is erratic.
Carlson said that Ye often projects his "rawest emotions" into what he says and that the "effect can be jarring and it's often used as ammunition against him in the battle for influence over the minds of America's young people."