Kanye ‘400 years of slavery was a choice’ West reminds the public that there is power in our consumption.
Many fans have supported the rapper Kanye West’s music through streaming his tracks on Spotify and through media. Fans have also supported Kanye West with every Google search and every YouTube view. Regardless if the reasons are good or bad, his loyal fans continue to support him often unknowingly or merely choosing to ignore that reality.
When Kanye West attempted to promote his upcoming album, the public was reminded of how much power they have as they have decided to no longer contribute to his music after his most recent statement.
West appeared on an entertainment site TMZ live on May the 1st where he spoke as the plainly ‘free thinker’ that he thinks he is and stated that 400 years of slavery was a choice. Once again, a choice.
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years—for 400 years?! that sounds like a choice” he said during an appearance on the entertainment site. “Like, you were there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all? It’s like we’re mentally in prison.”
West was expressively condemned for his comments by TMZ’s Van Lathan who ultimately said what most were thinking: “I actually don’t think you’re thinking anything,” Lathan added. “I think what you’re doing right now is actually the absence of thought. 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’’.
West later defended his comments, saying that they were misinterpreted and that he “brought up the 400 years point because we can’t be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years”.
“We need free thought now. Even the statement was an example of free thought It was just an idea,” he tweeted. West’s deluded and hurtful comments on slavery are the final straw for many – and his #Wevsthepeople theory and the idea that his battle with the media is akin to “a modern-day Willie Lynch theory” further emphasises that.
Fans go on a social rampage expressing how they feel about the rapper