Kanye West has broken down his comments relating to slavery after his appearance on TMZ Tuesday (May 1).
Taking to his diary Twitter, West expanded on the mental aspect of his argument, claiming he was trying to explain how slavery was just as mental as it was physical. “My point is for us to have stayed in that position even though the numbers were on our side means that we were mentally enslaved,” he said. “They cut out our tongues so we couldn’t communicate to each other. I will not allow my tongue to be cut.” He went on to compare the media coverage around him to a modern day “Willie Lynch” theory.
West then went to call his infamous TMZ appearance awesome, and urged his millions of followers to change the flow of race and social issues in America.”The reason why I brought up the 400 years point is because we can’t be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years,” he tweeted. “We need free thought now. Even the statement was an example of free thought It was just an idea .”
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 2:01:00 PM