This week in World of Batpoop, Kanye decalres "Slavery was a Choice."

whm1974

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I really find it hard to believe that an African-American actually believes slavery was a choice at all. Unfortunately it seems that a lot of right-wing blacks are saying something like this.
 

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I really find it hard to believe that an African-American actually believes slavery was a choice at all. Unfortunately it seems that a lot of right-wing blacks are saying something like this.
Probably says that getting your ass whipped at the Waffle House was a choice too.
 

Younigue

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What in the hell. This dude is dropping new music right now. He's purposefully being controversial. I've always thought Kanye was over-rated. The majority of his music sucks and aside from being controversial he's really dumb in so many ways but he calls it art so he has a following that believe it just because he says it.

Celebrity worship is such a ridiculous waste of time.
 

whm1974

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How can anyone really believe that slavery is/was choice to begin with? Kanye should know better.
 

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http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-kno...endship-with-trump-he-sometimes-speaks-out-of

Kanye West is a very creative young man who has presented some of the most revolutionary material in the African-American community," Waters told Politico at the event. "But we also think that sometimes Kanye West talks out of turn and perhaps sometimes he needs some assistance in helping him to formulate some of his thoughts.”

"We don’t think that he actually means to do harm, but we’re not sure he really understands the impact of what he’s saying, at the time that he’s saying it and how that weighs on, particularly the African-American community — and for young people in general," she added. "And I think maybe he should think twice about politics, and maybe not have so much to say."


Don’t talk out of turn or have too much to say...
 
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http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-kno...endship-with-trump-he-sometimes-speaks-out-of

Kanye West is a very creative young man who has presented some of the most revolutionary material in the African-American community," Waters told Politico at the event. "But we also think that sometimes Kanye West talks out of turn and perhaps sometimes he needs some assistance in helping him to formulate some of his thoughts.”

"We don’t think that he actually means to do harm, but we’re not sure he really understands the impact of what he’s saying, at the time that he’s saying it and how that weighs on, particularly the African-American community — and for young people in general," she added. "And I think maybe he should think twice about politics, and maybe not have so much to say."


Don’t talk out of turn or have too much to say...
For no other reason than he's got nothing of value to say. I never understood how he got the reputation of being revolutionary. He's an over the top method (at times) artist who takes himself too serious and He believes his every thought is golden. I've always been saddened that because he thinks it, he has managed to convince so many to believe it. Yuck! Kayne is a completely ridiculous human being. Though I admit to going back and forth from being annoyed to harshly laughing at his obsession with his belief that his thoughts are deep. He's a neurotic asshole first and foremost.
 

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For no other reason than he's got nothing of value to say. I never understood how he got the reputation of being revolutionary. He's an over the top method (at times) artist who takes himself too serious and He believes his every thought is golden. I've always been saddened that because he thinks it, he has managed to convince so many to believe it. Yuck! Kayne is a completely ridiculous human being. Though I admit to going back and forth from being annoyed to harshly laughing at his obsession with his belief that his thoughts are deep. He's a neurotic asshole first and foremost.
Replace artist with real estate/marketing mogul, and there's essentially no difference between West and Strongman Trump, in terms of narcissism and sheer vacuousness disguised behind saying over the top bullshit to garner attention.
 

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I really find it hard to believe that an African-American actually believes slavery was a choice at all. Unfortunately it seems that a lot of right-wing blacks are saying something like this.

Like Trump himself, there's no telling what Kanye actually believes. He's an attention whore who doesn't mind grabbing more attention by acting like a douche. He's always been that way. His "support" of Trump is just a new iteration of it. He just wants everyone to be talking about him.
 

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Replace artist with real estate/marketing mogul, and there's essentially no difference between West and Strongman Trump, in terms of narcissism and sheer vacuousness disguised behind saying over the top bullshit to garner attention.
Exactly! I've said the same exact thing before.
 

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Like Trump himself, there's no telling what Kanye actually believes. He's an attention whore who doesn't mind grabbing more attention by acting like a douche. He's always been that way. His "support" of Trump is just a new iteration of it. He just wants everyone to be talking about him.
In this case (but not ever before) I hope it backfires and his career is permanently destroyed. I seriously can't stand the guy. I would love very much if he disappeared from the public eye (both of them!).
 

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Wow... those follow up tweets don't help either. He's a big man, wouldn't let no one cut out his tongue. Yeah, right. The man clearly does not know the meaning of the words he uses. I wouldn't put any stock into them... or him. Let the insane rabble alone in the dark.
 

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Like Trump himself, there's no telling what Kanye actually believes. He's an attention whore who doesn't mind grabbing more attention by acting like a douche. He's always been that way. His "support" of Trump is just a new iteration of it. He just wants everyone to be talking about him.

He did just release a new single/album, so I suspect you are right.
 

woolfe9998

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He did just release a new single/album, so I suspect you are right.

That assumes a calculated motive, which might be partially true. However, from what I've seen of his behavior over the years, he comes across as a narcissist like Trump. Meaning I don't think he can help himself. He always has to be the center of attention.
 

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That assumes a calculated motive, which might be partially true. However, from what I've seen of his behavior over the years, he comes across as a narcissist like Trump. Meaning I don't think he can help himself. He always has to be the center of attention.
I rather not be known as a fool.
 
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I don't quite know the context he was speaking in (I have not looked), but there was definitely a choice for at least one group of people when it came to slavery. White people *chose* to perpetuate that evil institution, and even fought a war in an attempt to maintain it.

Edit: to be clear, it was definitely not a "choice" for the enslaved.
 
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