Kanye's 'ignorant' slavery comments 'broke my heart'

03 May, 2018, 15:58 | Author: Kristine Mills
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"It was a choice for white people to not let [Black] people read, to put people in cages to take their children from them and to extend that for centuries, that was a choice", DeRay says.

He enraged many fellow artists - but was embraced by conservative commentators - as he praised Trump, who has since cited the rapper's words as evidence of minority support.

Kanye West, continuing his controversy tour 2018, spoke Tuesday to TMZ Live about slavery, free thought and his love for President Trump. West said. "That sounds like a choice. It's like we're mentally in prison". "Both are awful but one is easier to undo", Noah pointed out. It was there that Kanye regurgitated Owens' argument that black people are victims of their own mental self-imprisonment and need to get over their slavery past.

His comments immediately evoked a passionate response from TMZ staffer Van Lathan, who was in the newsroom during West's rant, and a Twitter take-down in the form of the hashtag, #IfSlaveryWasAChoice.

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The "Whatever You Like" rapper reiterated his point in an interview with The Breakfast Club on Wednesday, saying, "I think he's a phenomenal talent of our generation that deserves to be heard and considered, no matter how preposterous it may be". Frankly, I'm disappointed, I'm appalled and, brother, I am unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, that to me, is not real.

Noah added, "That was powerful". "Trump is one of rap's favorite people". She went on to say that slavery was far from a choice. Then Kanye West made a shocking statement. "Basically, the way Kanye samples old-school soul music is how racists are going to sample him now".

"But Kanye's into fashion, so this is what I tell Kanye all the time: Where you're in your factory and you have people in there cutting fabric, those people are measuring twice so that they only have to cut once, because you can't waste fabric".

Cut to Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. starring in Seven Years a (Voluntary) Slave in which he crows, "Being a slave was the best choice I ever made".



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