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Kanye West continued to defend his support of Donald Trump last night on “Jimmy Kimmel.” But the support has come with a price. He’s lost his music career. Kanye’s recent album, called “Ye,” sold only 50,000 copies since its release on June 1st. Including streaming of the album’s tracks, the total number was 195,000. But the total number of albums was sold was negligible. Total sales of all albums and singles this year is only 100K including the number for “Ye.”

Financially, it’s a disaster. “Ye” only cost 8 bucks in the first place. And the costs of sampling a lot of other people’s music, plus paying his “staff” to do all the work assembling it, would mean “Ye” lost millions of dollars. (West told Kimmel he sleeps a lot in the studio while his people assembled tracks.)

Of course, at this point Kanye’s income isn’t coming from music. It’s supposedly through his Yeezy sneaker brand, which is funded by Adidas.

On Kimmel, Kanye was extremely thoughtful. He gave a shout out to Sarah Jessica Parker, who he said taught him the difference between “a dialogue and a diatribe.” He advocated “love” but Kimmel called him on that reminding him that Trump has divided families over immigration. When Kimmel asked him about Trump’s feelings about black people, West was left silent and the show cut to a commercial.

Have West’s feelings changed since having daughters? “No, I still watch porn hub.” His favorite channels? “A lot of black on white.”

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