Can a black man be a white supremacist? Kanye West loves Trump, and claims slavery was a choice.
In a bizarre interview with TMZ, an intellectually unhinged Kanye West went on a bizarre rant, trying to justify his support for Trump, while claiming that being a slave was actually a choice.
In the interview West said:
When you hear about slavery for 400 years – for 400 years? That sounds like a choice!
Like, you was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all? It’s like we’re mentally in prison. I like the word ‘prison’ because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks. It’s like slavery, Holocaust. Holocaust, Jews. Slavery is blacks. So, prison is something that unites us as one race. Blacks and whites being one race. We’re the human race.
West then asked the entire newsroom if he was “thinking free”:
Do you feel that I’m feeling … do you feel that I’m being free and I’m thinking free?
TMZ’s Van Lathan, a sports writer and podcast host, responded to West with his own well justified rant:
I think what you’re doing right now is actually the absence of thought and the reason. Why I feel like that is because, Kanye, you’re entitled to your opinion, you’re entitled to believe whatever you want, but there is fact and real world, and real life consequence behind everything you just 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.
Frankly, I’m disappointed, I’m appalled, and brother—I am unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something to me that isn’t real.
Lathan is right. West’s remarks concerning slavery, and his support of Trump, is at once both disappointing and appalling.
The remarks are also profoundly ignorant.
Bottom line: Kanye West supports Donald Trump, and believes slavery was a choice.
The stupid, it burns.