Trevor Noah reveals the REAL reason why he's not angry with Kanye West
'The Daily Show' host, Trevor Noah refuted all claims that he was "beefing" with American rapper Ye, and said that he is "concerned" about him. Trevor, 38, was responding to the question of an audience why he was "beefing" with Kanye West, in the recent video released on the show's official TikTok account, reported People.
Noah and West allegedly got into an argument earlier this year when Noah criticized him for his persistent online abuse of ex-wife Kim Kardashian. West retaliated by calling Noah a racial slur on Instagram, which resulted in West's daylong suspension from the service.
Trevor said during the show, “I still love him despite the s–t that he talks,” describing that he knows Ye can be “an a–hole” but is also worried that he could do something to hurt himself. Page Six reports.
“Why am I beefing with Kanye? That’s an interesting way to phrase it because beef has to go both ways,” Noah answered the audience member. “Genuinely it does. In my limited understanding of the world, beef has always been something that generally will happen between two hip-hop artists. I’ve never beefed with Kanye West. I was concerned about Kanye West.”
Trevor stated that he was perplexed by Ye's predicament, in which the rapper has openly stated that he cannot manage himself without his medicine and no one is stepping forward to provide support. "I don't have beef with a human being who has expressed openly that they're dealing with a mental health issue. I don't have beef with that human being," Noah said. "What I have beef with is us as a society not coming together around the person and going like, 'Hey, maybe this is not the moment to put a microphone in your face so that you just go off saying everything. If this is what you want to say when you're on your medication, then that's a different story. But because you've told us that, I'm not going to sit by and say that."
"If somebody says to me that they have a mental health issue, and they say to everyone that when they don't take their medication they're unable to control themselves — and then everyone ignores when that person is having an episode and they haven't taken the medication — and then they platform the person and put them up ... I sometimes think it's a little s-----, to be honest with you," Noah said.
He then disclosed that his grandpa had bipolar disorder and that he was aware of the dynamics at play. “My grandfather was bipolar and one thing we knew in the family was ...” Trevor paused to explain that he did not mean the rapper had bipolar. “I'm just saying my grandfather had bipolar, and one thing we knew was when he was having his episodes ... we could support him and check if he took his medication ”
“I'd rather be the idiot who spoke up and said something to you in life than the cool guy who said nothing then mourns for you in prison or the grave. “You’re an indelible part of my life, Ye. Which is why it breaks my heart to see you like this. I don’t care if you support Trump, and I don’t care if you roast Pete. I do, however, care when I see you on a path that’s dangerously close to peril and pain,” he added, reported Times LIVE.
Additionally, the rapper has received criticism recently for what many have labeled bullying toward Vogue editor, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson and for making false allegations about the death of George Floyd. Right-wing commentator Candace Owens and Kanye West appeared together at the Yeezy Season 9 Paris Fashion Week event in early October when West was seen wearing a long-sleeve shirt with the phrase "White Lives Matter," which the Anti-Defamation League views as a "hate slogan."