The past few weeks have been crazy in the West camp as lots of fans and non-fans have been coming at him for his infamous tweets. Last night he made the most shocking statement ever. He said in in matter of fact way that Africans chose to be slaves and weren’t forced.
This statement led a TMZ reporter who couldn’t stomach it to challenge him to a verbal brawl. This resulted in lots of exchange of words and a heated debate.
In the argument, Kanye West opined that you cannot be in that situation for 400 years without doing something about it. He stated confidently that as far as he’s concerned Africans chose to be slaves. He says they are still in this slavery, only that it is now mental slavery. He said, “Do you feel that I’m being free, and I’m thinking free?” While trying to stress of his point of mental slavery.
The said reporter replied quite aptly “I actually don’t think you’re thinking anything. I think what you’re doing right now is actually the absence of thought,”
He continued, “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 real life consequence behind everything that you just said.”
He also touched on the fact that because of how successful Kanye West is, he is not directly affected by the issues of slavery that are still felt across the country of America.
To hit the nail on the head he ended with, “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 400 years of slavery that you said for our people was a choice. Frankly, I’m disappointed. I’m appalled. And, brother, I’m unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something that, for me, is not real.”
Kanye West didn’t seem convinced but appeared to be taken aback in the video.
See the video below where Kanye West said Slavery is a choice or Africans chose to be slaves.