Kanye West sounds off on slavery, his opioid addiction and Trump

Twitter reacts to Kanye saying slavery 'sounds like a choice' - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

West, the rapper and entertainer who brought renewed attention to himself over the past week with his controversial tweets - which included his feelings on President Donald Trump - surprised TMZ employees with a particularly polarizing thought: that American slavery was a "choice". "Like, we're mentally in prison", West said in an interview with TMZ on Tuesday. Symone D. Sanders, a contributor and political commentator from CNN wrote, "Kanye is a risky caricature of a "free-thinking" black person in America".

Obama, in off-record small talk with a reporter in 2009 that leaked, called West a "jackass" after the rapper disrupted the MTV Video Music Awards to say that Taylor Swift did not deserve her prize.

And she argued that comments like West's didn't help to move the conversation forward.

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Charlamagne said he approached Kanye about the comments he made about slavery. "Like, you were there for 400 years and it's all of y'all?"

In response to the public outcry, USA artist and social activist Will.i.am appeared on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday and labelled Mr West's comments about slavery as "ignorant".

"I actually don't think that you're thinking anything".

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Kanye West may well think that he is a free thinker, but the rapper's latest comments may well end up costing him financially as well as reputationally.

T.I. knows a thing or two about public scorn having been forced to apologize for telling Sirius XM's DJ Whoo Kid he "can't vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman" back in 2015. Kanye is the type of person that if you tell not to do something, he's going to go at it even harder. "Do you feel like I'm thinking free and feeling free", West asked those in the newsroom.

".I think the overall point and what I was trying to impart on Kanye West is that the most unsafe person you could give a gun to is a child and the reason why is because, in the child's innocence and ignorance, they don't know how risky the weapon is", Lathan said. "You're entitled to believe whatever you want", he said. Frankly, I'm disappointed, I'm appalled and, brother, I am unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, that to me, is not real.

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Filmmaker Matthew Cherry thanked Lathan for stepping in.

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