New gems from Kanye: Slavery was a 'choice' and Obama was 'opioids' to the black community
"The class war is one of the reasons why Trump won because Obama was so high class that it stopped speaking to the middle and the lower class"
Kanye West has been all over the news for his Twitter rants and questionable opinions. Recently, he went so far as to say that slavery was a 'choice'.
As reported by TMZ Live, West said, "When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice. 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. Slavery is to blacks as the Holocaust is to Jews. Prison is something that unites as one race, blacks, and whites, that we’re the human race."
West also went on to explain his support of President Donald Trump after he tweeted a picture of himself wearing a hat which read, "Make America Great Again". "I just love Trump," West said. "That’s my boy. Like so many rappers—you’ll look at a video of Snoop Dogg loving Trump but then he get in the office and now they don’t want to love him. Trump is one of rap’s favorite people."
West added, "By the way, I am in hip-hop but I’m not just in hip-hop. I’m a black person, black community, but I’m not just that. I feel like one thing is people try to minimize me to artist, hip-hop, black community—yeah, I’m always going to represent that. But, I also represent the world."
Kanye explained how his recent tweets were a result of him free thinking, "We don’t know how to think for ourselves,” West explained. "We don’t know how to feel for ourselves. People say, ‘Feel free,’ but they don’t really want us to feel free. I felt a freedom and first of all just doing something that everyone tells you not to do."
During the interview with TMZ Live, Kanye also went on to speak about former President Barack Obama and described him as the 'opioids' of the black community. Kanye said that Obama was held in a high regard which ended up separating him from the lower class.
"The class war is one of the reasons why Trump won because Obama was so high class that it stopped speaking to the middle and the lower class. He’s so classy, and to break the class system, we have to start by loving ourselves," Kanye shared.