Kanye West Backpedals On His Slavery Comments

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Recently, Kanye West has been on the chopping block for most Black folks. Being “cancelled” by many for his MAGA hat and his comment that slavery was a choice, the rapper is trying to backpedal on his comments and gain the respect of his old fans again.

In a New York Times profile, published Monday, June 25th, Kanye spends three days in Wyoming with journalist Jon Caramanica providing inside details about his life, and surprisingly, confessing that audiences misinterpreted his words during his visit to TMZ.

“I said the idea of sitting in something for 400 years sounds—sounds—like a choice to me, I never said it’s a choice,” West said. “I never said slavery itself—like being shackled in chains—was a choice.”

However, we all know that Kanye will never back down with his outspoken opinions: “I feel stupid to have to say out loud that I know that being put on the boat was—but also I’m not backing down, bro,” declared Kanye. “What I will do is I’ll take responsibility for the fact that I allowed my voice to be used back to back in ways that were not protective of it when my voice means too much.”

In other words, Kanye will continue to do what he wants, which includes readily supporting Trump’s policies. Although he mentions that he doesn’t agree with all of his policies, he doesn’t feel pressure to share the same liberal views as others in the Black community.

Though many long supporters of Kanye from the Black community have abandoned him, Mr. West feels his Black fan base will never abandon him as a whole. “You’re not always going to agree, but they’re not going to leave.”

We’ll see, Kanye.


By Sullivan Anderson, Junior, Jones College Prep

Twitter: @amoursullivan /  @Snapchat:justcallmesully

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