Sunday, 16 December, 2018

WTF Kanye?! | Slavery was a choice? Whose? How? Like njani?

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Stacy Diaz | 02 May, 2018, 14:26

"That we are talking about slavery today because someone in the public eye has referenced it, may help to remind people that it is still going on right now in every community", said Anne Read, director of anti-trafficking and slavery at the charity.

West appeared on TMZ live yesterday (May 1) where he spoke as the unequivocally "free thinker" that he thinks he is, and stated that 400 years of slavery was a choice. Like, slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks.

West later tweeted that his comments on Tuesday had been misinterpreted and that he "brought up the 400 years point because we can't be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years".

West, a 21-time grammy award victor, also drew immediate criticism online with writers and political commentators calling his comments on slavery trite and unsafe.

Kanye then proceeded to talk directly to the entire office before a reporter Van Lathan shot back at him for his comments. "I felt a freedom, first of all, in doing something that everybody tells you not to do".

"Lathan said: "... There is fact, and real-world, real-life effect behind everything that you just said. So prison is something that unites us as one race, blacks and whites being one race. "And, brother, I'm unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something that, for me, is not real".

He also said he was high on drugs when he deleted his tweets about Trump after meeting with the president-elect shortly after the 2016 election. After his comment created a stir, he took to Twitter to explain his point, saying he meant that people "were mentally enslaved". And the reason why I feel like that is because, Kanye, you're entitled to your opinion. Fuck his ignorant free thought, Fuck his music, Fuck his shoes, Fuck his clothes.

"T$3 o make myself clear. Of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will", Kanye began. West is being lashed for his statements regarding the enslavement of African-Americans over centuries, going as far as to say slavery may have been a choice.