Kanye West’s TMZ interview has caused a Twitter storm like no other.
The rapper who recently voiced his support of infamous US President Donald Trump, recently had interviews with TMZ and radio host Charlamagne tha God where he made some rather concerning statements – one of these being about slavery.
“You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” West told TMZ Live, the broadcast wing of the celebrity gossip site.
Twitter users instantly began reacting to the shocking comments. #IfSlaveryWasAChoice also began trending with many posing questions to Kanye about his ‘opinion’.
Over 1.1 million tweets have been published since the interview went live.
Here are 21 of the most accurate tweets about everyone’s reaction to the 40-year-old’s interview:
Don’t tell me there isn’t even one person in Kanye’s life who can tell him to “stop now, it’s enough”. Surely everyone has people like that? Unless of course he’s a stubborn, self-destructive, know-it-all, & willing to destroy his career & legacy in order to be “right”.
— Phumzile Van Damme (@zilevandamme) May 2, 2018
If Kanye West said something like "Slavery IS a choice", that would have been a bit consistent with his message of freedom from mental slavery. But reducing 400 years of violence and repression against African slaves to "choice" is an overreach.
— Kelvin Odanz (@KelvinOdanz) May 2, 2018
— Ungovernable (@TheGuyWaseBhayi) May 2, 2018
As a culture, we place so much emphasis on the importance of thinking for yourself & your right to your own opinions; too little on informing yourself & your duty to assess facts. Hence Kanye. Hence Trump. Hence Brexit. Hence millions of proud doinks on the internet.Loading...
— Alex von Tunzelmann (@alexvtunzelmann) May 2, 2018
Kanye West will say and do anything for attention.
Then his wife will start a war with the media when the Media questions his sanity….
— sherry ShayD (@sherry_shayd) May 2, 2018
Btw kanye's choice comment ignores the many slave uprisings and revolts.
The Amistad Slave ship Revolt, Slave uprising in Haiti. There were many, we can never imagine what these enslaved people went thru and reduce it to "choice".
— Wale Gates 🇳🇬🇬🇧 (@walegates) May 2, 2018
Artists have always been political.Sometimes I choose to ignore their leanings and just enjoy the music.I tend to switch off when they do self righteous interviews.Kanye woke me up.Dude,never put the words 'Slavery' and 'choice' in the same sentence.
— Trevor Nelson (@DJTrevorNelson) May 2, 2018
Kanye West Kardashian has been taught by the Kardashians that controversy sells. Every time he wants something he says something stupid. And, every time his wife wants something she gets naked. It’s their MO. Stop paying attention to this fool and that family. pic.twitter.com/tPDZhQsjTu
— Robert Monroe, Jr. (@BMo2xl) May 2, 2018
I guess this was our choice too….. pic.twitter.com/8MgNRiYtVT
— Des Billi (@des_billi) May 2, 2018