Rapper Kanye West has maintained his place in the national spotlight after his overt support of President Trump by following up with even more controversial comments.
The rap icon came under fire after a picture of him in the iconic Make America Great Again trucker hat was posted on Twitter. Many in his diverse and politically active fan base took offense to West’s alliance with the President and attempted to call him out over it.
This only served to fuel the fire as West accused them of being pushed into their beliefs, and he refused to go along with it. According to Kanye, free thinking is being demolished, and Americans are being herded into the school of thought that best fits a political agenda.
His comments have escalated to the point that many in the black community have disowned him, calling him a sellout and claiming that his problems, aren’t their problems, and he no longer represents them.
This comes after his most recent comment about slavery that has much of the nation up in arms. Kanye’s comments were to TMZ cameras, and what he said, according to Rush Limbaugh, needs a little translating. Limbaugh believes that what West said was completely legitimate, and even insightful:
“I’m not trying to take anything away from him. Well, very simply he’s saying, ‘Slavery? Are you trying to tell me there’s still slavery, 400 years? If there’s 400 years of slavery, at some point you gotta be choosing it because we had a civil war where it ended. We defeated slavery hundreds of years ago in this country. If you still think you’re a slave, you gotta be choosing it, because there isn’t slavery in America today, and, if you want to claim that you’re a slave or if you want to claim there is slavery, that’s ’cause you want to. You’re choosing it.’”
Here are West’s comments in full:
H/T: Rush Limbaugh