Kanye West latest interview pushed people too far and they're hitting back
The artist has left many furious after his interview yesterday.
Ever since returning to Twitter just a few weeks ago, Kanye West has been the subject of much discussion. However, an interview
Appearing in the TMZ newsroom, Kanye spoke about the controversy over the pictures of him wearing a Make America Great Again hat and why he's been sharing love for Donald Trump online as of late.
Yes, the rapper has been sharing his support for President Trump on his social media platforms and while that had already caused concern for many fans and friends alike, his comments during his interview yesterday pushed people too far.
my MAGA hat is signed ?????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/DrDHJybS8V
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Discussing the idea of free thought, Kanye spoke about how we are all “taught how to think and feel” and said he felt a freedom by doing something people don’t want you to do.
“I just love Trump – that’s my boy!”
However, it was his next remark that left many viewers upset.
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years… for 400 years? That sounds like a choice.
“You were there for 400 years and it was all of y’all?”
The comments caused a disagreement in the TMZ office, with one member of the news team confronting Kanye on what he said.
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
TMZ's Van Lathan's comments were echoed by many on Twitter, as Kanye's comments seem to have pushed people too far.
Hi, @kanyewest, I wrote you a letter and a book list, because free thinking devoid of a critical lens is wack.
— Ivie Ani (@ivieani) May 1, 2018
Dear MAGA crowd...
Kanye West is all yours. Enjoy.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) May 2, 2018
It’s clear w/this @kanyewest shit that way too many confuse “free thinking” with “critical thinking”. You’re free to think but if it isn’t critical, you’re still a slave to someone’s ideology.
Everything kanye’s been ranting about is completely devoid of logic & intelligence.
— Jerk Nowitzki (@WHUTUPDOE) May 1, 2018
Dear @kanyewest, from @HISTORY: "Laws dictating when, where and how slaves could congregate were enacted to prevent insurrection and quell white paranoia. It’s estimated there were at least 250 slave rebellions in America before slavery was abolished." #Haiti #Maroons. #READ!
— Karen Hunter (@karenhunter) May 1, 2018
Trust your intentions. Appreciate your transparency, and commitment to authenticity. But it’s getting dark when you’re implying that what held back enslaved people was a mentality—it was a fixed and reinforced power structure, and when you wear that red hat you reinforce the same
— Brendan McGuirk (@BrendanMcGuirk) May 1, 2018
Don’t usually get caught up in commenting about stuff like this but I saw what Kanye West said and I was ASHAMED. 400 Years of slavery a CHOICE???? Really! All I’ll say is this: I’m incredibly proud of that staffer from TMZ. Brilliant, Eloquent & totally appropriate response.#WTH
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) May 2, 2018
not all heroes wear capes. ? pic.twitter.com/7X8RAu8I2v
— nikai miller® (@nikaimiller) May 1, 2018