Kanye Gives Day-Late-Dollar-Short Apology To Black Folk, Tells What Slave Comment Taught Him
Listen up everybody! Kanye West has a day-late-dollar-short message for y’all- He’s sorry for his coon-like slave comments. Remember his comment about ‘slavery being a choice’ and then watching him rock a Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hat online hours later? Well, peep what he’s saying now…
Kanye’s Lengthy Apology…And Explanation
It’s taken Kanye THREE MONTHS after he originally made his slavery comment, for him to finally issue this apology. In his long-winded interview on WGCI 107.5 on Wednesday (Aug. 29, 2018), ‘Ye decided to touch on the topic of his slave comments:
“I don’t know if I properly apologized for how that slave comment made people feel, so I want to take this moment right now to say that I’m sorry for hurting, I’m sorry for the 1-2 effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment and I’m sorry for people who felt let down by that moment. And also I appreciate you guys giving me the opportunity to talk to you about the way I was thinking and what I was going through and what led me to that and I just appreciate you guys holding on to me as a family. … One thing I got from the TMZ comment is it showed me how much Black people love me and how much Black people count on me independently. I appreciate that.”
Not quite sure who was “holding on to” Kanye “as a family,” because the last time I checked, he didn’t give a damn about what anyone thought about his slave comments. In fact, he was fiercely defending his statements on Twitter, against the very people he offended, soon after he’d made those slave comments on TMZ.
At any rate, Kanye had a lot more to say about Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, Donald Trump, African Americans, and more.
He then attempted to further explain what he meant by his slave comment…
“I said, ‘400 years—it sounds like a choice to me, to Kanye West. … To me, when I hear about anything of an entire group of powerful people being held captive for 400 years, it sounds like a choice to the spirit of Kanye West, which I think is aligned with the spirit of Harriet Tubman, which I think is aligned with the spirit of Nat Turner, which, in my non-historical opinion, I feel that these are examples from the past of people who felt similar to that even if it was worded incorrectly in the white man’s tongue. Maybe I could have danced or maybe I could have spoken Swahili and spoken the actual language because even the fact that we’re having to have this conversation in English is a form of slavery because it’s not even our tongue, it’s not even our language.
That feeling, that emotion, that ramped-up feeling, that medium connection with spirituality that we got to witness on TV. … The fact that I could take that bullet and be like, ‘Oh, he’s crazy, he’s crazy.'”
Kanye West cries live on WGCI during a long awaited apology for his recent statements.Tune in to the WGCI Morning Show with Leon Rogers, Kendra G and Kyle tomorrow for part two of our EXCLUSIVE Kanye West Interview! WGCI.com
Posted by WGCI 107.5 Radio on Wednesday, August 29, 2018
On Donald Trump
One of the radio shows co-host, Kendra G, then asked ‘Ye this about Donald Trump:
“Do you feel as though Donald Trump cares about all people—black people included?”
“I feel that he cares about the way black people feel about him and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs,” West thoughtfully responded after taking a pause. “He will do the things that are necessary to make that happen because he’s got an ego like all the rest of us and he wants to be the greatest president and he knows that he can’t be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community, so it’s something that he’s gonna work towards, but were gonna have to speak to him.”
Thoughts WRWR family?