Kanye West's Comments About African Slaves On Live TV Is Sending The Internet On A Rampage

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Kanye West's Comments About African Slaves On Live TV Is Sending The Internet On A Rampage

He's gotta be joking...

Published May 1st

The internet may never have guessed that Kanye West’s highly celebrated social media return would soon develop into a cloudburst of controversies that would leave even his most devout fans shaking their heads. Yet, here we are.

After raising hell with pro-Donald Trump Twitter rhetoric and releasing a brow-raising, tell-all interview with Charlamagne Tha God, Yeezy landed on the small screen for a visit with TMZ Live. After explaining that his “subconscious” led him to express his love for the White House occupant backed by his new “free-thinking” advocacy, the Chicago emcee pivoted the conversation into misinterpretations of the Black community. He connected his free-thought agenda to the mental wellbeing of African slaves, presumably, in an attempt to explain “mental imprisonment.” And while free speech and free thought is all the talk these days, ‘Ye’s commentary couldn’t have been more oppressive.

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years—400 years? That sound like a choice,” he said with a chuckle. “Like, you was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all? It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned.”

He went on explaining that he specifically chooses “prison” because slavery goes “too close to the idea of Blacks.”

We’ll let you stomach the rest of his sentiments if you so choose. But the internet already has, and their jaws are on the ground after Yeezy’s TMZ Live shenanigans.

 

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

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