On the program, West said the incident “showed me how much black people love me and how much black people count on me and depend on me and I appreciate that.”
When one host, who goes by Kendra G, told West that “God has blessed you with this ability that when you speak, change can happen,” West was visibly moved. He later said the criticism he faces often leaves him feeling like his “voice is not meaningful.”
In the wide-ranging interview, West choked up when talking about his support system and promised “a new Ye.”
WGCI Morning Show’s interview with West will be aired in two parts, with the first released Wednesday.