The eventful month of Kanye West continued Tuesday with the release of an extensive sit-down interview, which was immediately followed by the rapper invading the TMZ offices and calling slavery “a choice.” On TMZ Live, West defended his support of the president and “Make America Great Again,” saying he loves his “boy” Trump. He then transitioned to the discussion of race, stating, “When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years? That sounds like a choice. Like, you were there for 400 years and there’s all of y’all? It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned.” (It should be noted that slavery lasted 246 years, not 400.) This caused Van Lathan, a TMZ employee, to voice his disapproval for West’s “absence of thought,” calling the rapper’s opinions “hurtful and shocking.” Those on social media agreed with Lathan. Just gotta pray for Kanye.. — Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) May 1, 2018 Adidas gotta give @VanLathan kanye’s deal now. Only right — Desus Nice (@desusnice) May 1, 2018 Kanye responded most to TMZ guy implying he’s out of touch bc of wealth & that his words were hurting him. An emotional appeal to a man who isn’t thoughtful. Lol Kanye hasn’t talked to a… Read full this story
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