The-Dream is the latest Kanye West affiliate to give an extended comment about Yeezy's summit with Donald Trump this week. John Legend recently said seeing his G.O.O.D. Music label head "support [Trump's] message is very disappointing."
Speaking with the Associated Press about his new EP and Grammy nominations for his work on 'Ye's "Ultralight Beam," The-Dream was asked what he makes of the hugely publicized Kanye/Trump meet-up. "Everybody should," he said. "Jay Z should go next. Everybody should so you can come back and report to us and let us know what's going on. We need briefings, too."
The-Dream is confident about what's happening:
"Eventually, 'Ye is going to tell—whatever that is. And we know 'Ye is blacker than black. You cannot not go and see [Trump]. You can't. It's the same thing when the police shootings happened. I asked Jay to meet with every police chief that he could, because that's the only way. Being a leader means you still have to shake that person's hand."
The man born Terius Nash also sent love to Kanye, recently hospitalized:
"I'm sure his mind is busy. It's a lot of people that care for 'Ye, including Jay and he knows that. This isn't a good time of year for anyone who has lost someone. ... That's why people commit suicide around Thanksgiving and Christmas, because that's the time when families come together. ... He has to be thinking about his mom at this particular point. Once he gets into the new year, he'll be all right.
When Legend was asked how much he thinks other factors are swirling in Kanye's head right now, he answered, "Whatever's in his mind, I disagree with him."
Watch The-Dream tell Fuse why how "looks up to Jay Z like a big brother" (don't we all, honestly?):