by G. Brown
In an interview with TMZ, Kanye defended and doubled down on his “I love Trump” rant saying, “I just love Trump. That’s my boy.” Kanye went on to say Trump is one of rap’s favorite people and implied that Snoop and other rappers always wanted to emulate Trump or reference him in their rhymes before he became President, but now they are distancing themselves from him.
Kanye then veered off to say that people try to minimize him as just an “artist, hip hop, Black community”, but he says his impact is greater than that saying “I represent the world.”
From there Kanye, took on history. Kanye says, “Slavery for 400 years. 400 years?! That sounds like a choice.”
It was at this point that a brother in the TMZ newsroom had enough of Kanye’s craziness and spoke up. Van Latham told Kanye, he’s not “free thinking“, but speaking from the “absence of thought“.
Latham said, “Kanye, you’re entitled to your opinions, you’re entitled to believe whatever you want. But there is fact and real world consequences behind everything you just said.”
Kanye speaks up and says these things and go back to his sheltered,rich celebrity life, but people in the real world have to deal with the consequences of the stuff he says. Latham says, “We have to deal with the marginalization that come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people was a choice.” Latham concluded by telling Kanye, “Frankly, I’m disappointed, I’m appalled and brother, I’m unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something …that’s not real.”
Finally, someone stood to Kanye’s face and called him out on all his free thinking non-sense. Others have tried…singer John Legend, radio host Charlamagne Tha God both tried to school Kanye when he posted a message that said Republicans freed the slaves. It’s the same nonsense that Trump put out during Black history month. Most of us learned that in grade school. But we also learned that yes, Republican Abe Lincoln freed the slaves. Not because he wanted to, but only as a military strategy to end the Civil War. Lincoln didn’t think Blacks should have the same rights as Whites. So let’s not romanticize Republicans freed the slaves…they’re also the ones who had a hand in enslaving Blacks.
Kanye resembles the King in the children’s fable “The Emperor Has No Clothes”…his ego and pride have gotten so out of control that he can’t recognize truth when he hears it. He believes he’s smarter than most people. Sounds like another narcissistic New Yorker we all know.
All these rants are keeping Kanye in the spotlight and the headlines. Another video that’s gone viral is by a man claiming to be a gang member who put out an alert to fellow members to beat down Kanye if they see him. He’s become the butt of online jokes and memes. Some on the internet are now calling Kanye “Koon-ye” and have written him off as an Uncle Tom. Like the brother said…”Kanye, there are consequences to your words.”
Here’s that TMZ video…watch the full exchange and tell us what you think. Is Kanye a free thinker who’s on a higher level? Or is he just a sell out who thinks money puts him in a league beyond race?