Kanye West has done it again...put his foot in his mouth. We shouldn't be that surprised but the comments keep getting more outrageous. First he caused outrage for backing President Trump as an African American who is "supposed" to be a democrat and lost a reported 9 million Twitter followers. This was the original tweet...
You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
It's one thing to support President Trump, okay that's not outrageous. He has a right to an opinion. Sure the "dragon energy" comment was a bit weird and no one knew what he was talking about but it's Kanye, we're used to him saying weird things. It was when he went to TMZ and started talking about slavery when things got out of hand...
Kanye West stirs up the TMZ newsroom over TRUMP, SLAVERY and FREE THOUGHT. There's A LOT more that went down ... and the fireworks are exploding on @TMZLive today. Check your local listings for show times. pic.twitter.com/jwVsJCMPiq— TMZ (@TMZ) May 1, 2018
Just look at the look on the reporters faces there in the newsroom! Once Kanye went too far, they couldn't hold back their comments! Are we that surprised that he started debating the people in the newsroom? No. Good for them though, challenging Kanye. They have a right to question him and his thoughts, as we all do. The fact that Kanye said to blacks and the world at large that slavery "was a choice", is a BIG and BOLD statement that is going to get everyone's attention. It's sad that if he didn't lose his fans after openly supporting Trump, he certainly can expect a drop in numbers after his latest statement. Anytime you remotely defend slavery or blame it on the African Americans (even if that wasn't your intention), I think we can safely say that's a very bad look. Kanye tried to explain his comments on TMZ via Twitter...
the reason why I brought up the 400 years point is because we can't be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years. We need free thought now. Even the statement was an example of free thought It was just an idea— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 1, 2018
Kanye has not just gotten the President's attention but that of other politicans such as Rep. Maxine Waters who decided to comment on his latest support for Trump and his politics. She spoke in front of the Congressional Black Caucus saying that...
“Kanye West is a very creative young man who has presented some of the most revolutionary material in the African-American community," Waters told Politico at the event. "But we also think that sometimes Kanye West talks out of turn and perhaps sometimes he needs some assistance in helping him to formulate some of his thoughts.”
"We don’t think that he actually means to do harm, but we’re not sure he really understands the impact of what he’s saying, at the time that he’s saying it and how that weighs on, particularly the African-American community — and for young people in general," she added. "And I think maybe he should think twice about politics, and maybe not have so much to say."
Many are wondering if Kanye West is just "off his rocker" or does he really consciously believe these comments that he is saying? He did tell TMZ that he was indeed once addicted to opioids after having liposuction surgery because he didn't want to "look fat" after seeing how the media treated Kim Kardashian's brother, Rob. It was after the surgery he got hooked.
What do you think of Kanye? Will this too pass or is he done for after his latest "slavery" comments? Is he trying to be relevant again and that's why he's making these outrageous comments? Or is he losing it? For Kanye's sake, he should lay low for a while because he's now getting threats for his comments in addition to some black rappers and artists have started wearing shirts that say "Get it right. Kanye doesn't care about black people". This might turn into a movement... Kanye vs. the black community.
The Roots played last night at the concert for Peace & Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, and Questlove had a message on his shirt for #KanyeWest: “Get it right. Kanye doesn't care about black people"— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) April 28, 2018
Photo credit Sydney Foster pic.twitter.com/fJ1XXtOgZm
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