have you heard the latest out Kanye West?
The eccentric self-proclaimed genius made major waves the other day with some…incredibly odd statements.
He had stopped by TMZ headquarters- and the plot thickens!
While discussing slavery, Kanye stated that it “sounds like a choice.”
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … like, you was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all?!”
“It’s like we’re mentally in prison,” he went on to say. “I like the word ‘prison’ because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks. It’s like slavery, Holocaust. Holocaust, Jews. Slavery is blacks. So, prison is something that unites us as one race. Blacks and whites being one race. We’re the human race.”
He then yelled out to everyone in the room, asking, “Do you feel that I’m feeling … do you feel that I’m being free and I’m thinking free?
TMZ’s Van Lathan jumped in, saying, “I think what you’re doing right now is actually the absence of thought. And while you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you’ve earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people was a choice.”
He then added that he was “unbelievably hurt by the fact that [Kanye has] morphed into something, to me, that’s not real.”
Kanye sort of then apologized; “I’m sorry I hurt you.”
Kanye is trying to clear the air now though by tweeting out his thoughts. We think? It’s kind of hard to tell.
“We are programmed to always talk and fight race issues.”
He apparently feels he is being attacked for “presenting new ideas” and used two prominent figures to attempt to explain who he would be like had he been born during slavery in the U.S.
Oh and Kanye had also opened up about his addiction during the TMZ interview session.
“I was drugged the [bleep] out, bro! I was addicted to opioids. Two days after I get off opioids, I’m *makes car tires screeching noise* I was in the hospital.”
“I had plastic surgery because I was trying to look good for y’all. I got liposuction because I didn’t want y’all to call me fat like y’all called Rob (Kardashian) at (my) wedding and made him fly home before me and Kim got married.”
“These pills that they want me to take three of a day, I take one a week maybe, two a week. Y’all had me scared of myself, of my vision. So I took some pills so I wouldn’t go to the hospital and prove everyone right. We are drugged out! We are following other people’s opinions. We are controlled by the media. And today it all changes.”
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