However, she said the experience has changed her in ways she views as positive.
Kardashian West admitted as much during a recent podcast interview with former New York Times columnist Bari Weiss, and said the rapperâ€™s decision to wear the hat during a 2018 â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ performance made her â€œvery nervous.â€
â€œI didnâ€™t want him to wear the red hat. Iâ€™m not really a rule-breaker, so my personality would be like, â€˜OK, you guys donâ€™t like the red hat? Iâ€™ll take it off,â€™â€ Kardashian said. â€œI remember other people were around and it became a thing where he wasnâ€™t going to go on because he wanted to be who he is.â€
Kardashian West said that ordinarily she is â€œvery neutral,â€ but said â€œthat night I was very forceful with him and told him he had to take off the hat.â€
But she said she would do things differently now.
â€œAnd now, looking back, I think, why should he take that off if thatâ€™s what he believes in? Why canâ€™t he wear that on TV? Half of the country voted for [Donald Trump], so clearly other people like him,â€ she said.
Kardashian West said she learned a lot from that situation.
â€œNo matter what, it taught me to be a little bit more empathetic for people that just want to do what they want to do: freedom of speech! And if you want to wear the hat, wear the hat,â€ she said. â€œI respect the fact that he knew exactly what he believed in and always stood by that. To me, thatâ€™s a good quality to have, no matter who is against you and no matter what the circumstances are. I think that itâ€™s just admirable and itâ€™s just a really cool quality. Even if itâ€™s not what I agree with, or even if I would have done it differently, I think itâ€™s commendable.â€
You can hear the complete interview below.