Slavery was a choice, says Kanye West
Multiple Grammy-winner Kanye West believes slavery was a choice.
The rapper visited TMZ’s newsroom on Tuesday where made the controversial remarks. Talking about “free thinking” and his MAGA cap, he said;
“People say feel free but they don’t really want us to feel free and.. I felt a freedom. First of all, just doing something that everybody tells you not to do. I just love Trump that’s my boy!”Checkout: J. Cole performs KOD for the first time ever in Lagos, Nigeria
Kanye further went on to say;
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” he said on TMZ Live. “We’re mentally imprisoned.”
TMZ’s Van Lathan challenged Kanye and said to him there are consequences to the things he say and that he needs to be responsible.
“There is fact and real-world, real-life consequence behind everything you just said,” Lathan said. “While you are making music and being an artist . . . the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people was a choice.”Also checkout: Chance the Rapper delivers epic performance in South Africa
“Frankly, I’m disappointed, I’m appalled and brother, I am unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, to me, that’s not real,” Lathan continued. “Bro, you gotta be responsible, man.” Lathan continued.
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