Kanye West Says His Slavery Comment Made Him Realize Just How Beloved He Was By Black America. K.
Someone collect Kanye, pls.
Kanye West has been involved in plenty of controversial moments as of late, and his more egregious act is arguably his highly insensitive and problematic commentary about slavery.
"When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice," Kanye had told TMZ back in May. "Like you was there for 400 years and it's all of y'all?!"
Since Chicago's WGCI is about that hardball question life, after asking 'Ye about his defense of President Trump, the radio station had the rapper address that "slavery is a choice" nonsense, too.
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And that, he did.
Kanye West apologizes for his “Slavery Was A Choice” comment. pic.twitter.com/zMpuG0XbTH— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) August 29, 2018
"When I hear anything about an entire powerful group of people being held captive for 400 years, it sounds like a choice to the spirit of Kanye West, which I think is aligned with the spirit of Harriet Tubman," he began, per XXL Mag.
Here we go with the false Harriet Tubman equivalencies again ... apparently 'Ye missed the criticism Nicki faced for comparing herself to the female Moses.
But, to allow Yeezus to continue ...
"I want to take this moment right now to say I'm sorry for the one-two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment," West said. "I'm sorry to people who felt let down by that moment. And also I appreciate you guys giving me the opportunity to talk to you about the way I was thinking and what I was going through. I just appreciate you guys holding on to me as a family. And one thing I got from the TMZ comment: I learned how much black people love me."
Twitter was quick to respond to his apology, and 'Ye received a mixture of sympathy and skepticism.
👀Tryna make it right before the Labor Day cookout! 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/kdgZ6ES4T8— I Love on Purpose (@_CDooley) August 29, 2018
Merchandise sales tanked and he wants back into the black community. That MAGA crowd isn't buying his stuff.😂— UnapologeticallyBlack (@coltsfan4life28) August 29, 2018
“It showed me how much black people love me” pic.twitter.com/T9FWOTqt1u— 𝔗𝔞𝔳𝔦𝔬 𝔗𝔥𝔯𝔬𝔴𝔢𝔯 (@TavioDThrower) August 29, 2018
Black people will forgive the likes of Tim Allen, Madonna, and John McCain but will turn our backs on our own brother! We got a lot of work to do people!— Kay Sweet (@nonyabizness82) August 29, 2018
His reflection is appreciated.— Cory Tyler (@CoryTyler) August 29, 2018
The full interview is included below:
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