#IfSlaveryWereAChoice : Twitter Community Reacts to Kanye West’s Slave Comments - Full Gist News


Wednesday, 2 May 2018

#IfSlaveryWereAChoice : Twitter Community Reacts to Kanye West’s Slave Comments

#IfSlaveryWereAChoice : Twitter Community Reacts to Kanye West’s Slave Comments

Black-American rapper, Kanye West seems to have went overboard as he continued making controversial remarks since his return to social media.

Speaking to TMZ on his Trump love speech, Kanye on the first topic, said slavery “sounds like a choice.”

He added, “When you hear about slavery for 400 years … like, you was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all?! It’s like we’re mentally in prison.”

After that comment, TMZ’s Van Lathan interjected.

“I think what you’re doing right now is actually the absence of thought,” Lathan said. “And while you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you’ve earned by being a genius, 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.”

West later took to Twitter to defend himself.

“Of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will,” he tweeted. “My point is for us to have stayed in that position even though the numbers were on our side means that we were mentally enslaved.” He added: “They cut our tongues so we couldn’t communicate to each other. I will not allow my tongue to be cut … they can no longer stop our voice.”

But that wasn’t before the rest of Twitter had something to say about West’s words.

See some reactions below;

What @kanyewest is doing and saying right now on @TMZLive is so wild, @HarveyLevinTMZ put his cup down.

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 1, 2018

Man @VanLathan thank you for saying what you said to Kanye. pic.twitter.com/IxYvA7FYVJ

— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) May 1, 2018

Want to feel old? This is Kanye West now. pic.twitter.com/BWRBm1ld5p

— Mat Johnson (@mat_johnson) May 1, 2018

Congratulations to new Fox News hire Kanye

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 1, 2018

I don’t have the energy for nonsense but Kanye saying slavery was a choice reiterates my previous statements about how dangerous his trite, shallow ramblings are. He is not a free thinker. He is a free moron who doesn’t read. Do not @ me.

— roxane gay (@rgay) May 1, 2018

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