These past couple weeks, Kanye West has been doing and saying some off the wall things regarding the black community. Many people feel that Kanye’s comments may have put him in the position to be one of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters. In an interview with TMZ, Kanye West stated “When you hear about slavery for 400 years… for 400 years? That sounds like a choice.” How would you feel if you were interviewing a celebrity and that statement was said? As a black man, I would feel very disrespected considering he’s a black man himself. Kanye has been on an outrage these past couple of weeks and it’s ridiculous. I think just because people just brush things off in this generation, it’ll blow over their heads and continue to listen to the music he makes. Some people may believe he’s in the “Sunken place”, which is not necessarily real. However, this isn’t the Kanye West people have known before dating Kim Kardashian.
“Will.i.am Leads Kanye West Backlash over ‘Ignorant’ Slavery Remarks.” BBC News, BBC, 2 May 2018, www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-43973090.