Kanye West Stirs Up TMZ Newsroom Over Trump, Slavery, Free Thought

Kanye West is raising eyebrows for a comment he made about slavery during an interview on TMZ Live.

".I think the overall point and what I was trying to impart on Kanye West is that the most risky person you could give a gun to is a child and the reason why is because, in the child's innocence and ignorance, they don't know how unsafe the weapon is", Lathan said.

"Two days before I was in the hospital I was on opioids", West said.

The rebels of Black history were among the enslaved Black people who pushed back against the 400-year old institution by leading enslaved people to freedom or heading an uprising.

West continued, "The reason why I brought up the 400 years point is because we can't be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years".

In an interview with TMZ, recording artist Kanye West made remarks about slavery that have sparked widespread backlash online.

One person who has since come to Kanye's defense is TMZ's Harvey Levin, who shared a conversation with himself and senior producer, Van Lathan, who stood up on-air to Kanye over his comments.

"Do you feel like I'm thinking free and feeling free?"

"I think we need to recognize that in some ways, the height of prejudice is to look at somebody and think you know what they think because of the color of their skin", she said. So when you have laws that say you are less than human, they don't let you in the room, they don't let you in the door, you were meant to live in a different way - like an animal oftentimes.

Watch the TMZ clip below.

Undermining the livelihood of those who make up the racial grievance industry is not taken lightly - especially from a Trump supporter. "It's okay for blacks to kill blacks, but if it's a white thing..." Kanye West later responded to the call-out, saying "I love Daz, I love the Crips" during his appearance on TMZ. "To make myself clear, of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will", he wrote. Even the statement was an example of free thought.

"I think people do that when they seek to de-power what it is that he's saying, or when they don't want to believe that could be the guy that he is right now". The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.

  • Salvatore Jensen