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Kanye West: all the outrageously unfiltered remarks he made this week

With all the foolishness the rapper has been spouting off across a variety of mediums and outlets as of late, we run down the most significant misses of West's nonsensical, potential dangerous outbursts.


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With all the absurdity Kanye West has discharged on the masses, across a variety of mediums and outlets, we run down the greatest misses of West's nonsensical outbursts.

 

As one note of recent news, you know it's not a good situation when Chris Brown implores people to not follow West. (Chris Brown!)

 

The Tweets:

What more can be said about them at this point? (as they speak for themselves).

 

However, as of Wednesday afternoon dating back 24 hours, he's tweeted about a call with rapper J. Cole, posted a TMZ conversation about his opioid addiction (more later), and walked back (then apparently deleted) posts about what he meant by his slavery comments (again more later.) 

When you hear about slavery for 400 years for 400 years? That sounds like a choice. You was there for 400 years and its all of yall? Were mentally in prison.

Kanye West
TMZ

The Charlamagne Interview:

Power 105 'Breakfast Club morning show host Charlamagne Tha God interviewed West at his home on April 18. During the conversation, the rapper went through a range of topics, including President Donald Trump, Barack Obama, his relationship with Jay-Z, Bitcoin, his financial situation, Virgil Abloh's ascendance at Louis Vuitton, and his woes within the fashion industry. 

 

West's loss of connection with former President Obama, in particular, is an essential note given his new affinity for the current president, as if he feels he's owed something.

 

"I'm your favorite artist," he said. "You played 'Touch the Sky' at your inauguration. And now all of a sudden Kendrick and Jay, all the people you invited to the White House, now these your favorite rappers now?"

 

Amongst the major underlying themes (of many) in the interview in West's relationship with loss and loyalty. As with Obama, he has a comparable sentiment for Virgil Abloh, who became artistic director of Louis Vuitton's men's wear collection. 

The TMZ interview:

Apart from his open blaming of paparazzi for his opioid addiction, the heat in the conversation ties into his destructive attitudes about racism.

 

In the Charlamagne interview, he mentioned that the discussion of Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill "was the moment that I wanted to use Bitcoin."

 

And later said: "Its like when you see all the slave movies. Why you gotta keep reminding us about slavery? Why dont you show us put Michael Jordan on a $20 bill."

 

Coming forward to the Tuesday's interview on TMZ Live, where West says without historical context and empathy: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years for 400 years?" he said. "That sounds like a choice. You was there for 400 years and its all of yall? Were mentally in prison."

He attempted to clean it up in the aftermath the very next day, to no avail.

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