The hosts of “The View” had no idea what musician Kanye West was thinking during his TMZ interview Tuesday, but they’re concerned on many levels.
West was raked over the coals by a staffer after trying to claim African Americans were enslaved by choice.
“Kanye, look. there are — there were laws that were put in place that said we were less than human,” 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. So, you have to keep in mind that as we come around and fix these laws and say, ‘Listen, it’s not okay for you to tell me I can’t vote. I’m going to fight.’ And white folks got on board, and everybody got on board and said, ‘We’re all American citizens and should be able to vote. That should be able to change.’ You change the laws and you change the mentality.”
“I’ll never forget what my father told me,” she began. “I was born in 1968, and he said, ‘You are the first person in our family that has civil rights.’ And he told me that ten years ago. I thought, my God.
I’m 40 years old and I’m the only person in our family that enjoys the full promise of our Constitution of our flag. Are you kidding me? So, the fact that Kanye West is being taken literally by people, you know, that he is a spokesperson for African-Americans, I think is really disturbing. really, really disturbing.”
“Because he is using slavery and to presentation of the oppression of African-Americans to profit,” she continued. “Is this a stunt?”
“It looked like someone having some kind of breakdown,” she said. She described it as similar to the video of Britney Spears shaving her head.
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