Lathan told Complex he felt conflicted when he learned West would be visiting the TMZ offices. "I was an artist, I was hurting when I went up to the telethon, '" West said. "I will not allow my tongue to be cut. they can no longer stop our voice".
ABC/Randy Holmes50 Cent is known for dissing other celebrities on his Instagram account, and now the "Candy Shop" rapper is taking aim at Kanye West.
West attempted to clarify his comment on slavery, saying in tweets - which were later deleted: "To make myself clear". "My point is for us to have stayed in that position despite the numbers being on our side means that we were mentally enslaved".
Although Kanye West apologized to Lathan, the damage was already done.
West famously declared in 2005 that then-President George W. Bush "doesn't care about black people" at a hurricane Katrina telethon, but 13 years on, the rapper's changed his tune. Kanye articulated this point further on Twitter, following the TMZ appearance. "I don't know whether her view was expressed by him incorrectly or what it was, it's hard for me to jump in his mind". "At all. And not woke, not awoken, not even sleep walking", Gillum said while discussing the value of his education at a historically black university, Florida A&M. "He is not a free thinker".
There may be some sort of an explanation behind Kanye West's weird comments about slavery, which he unleashed on May 1 while visiting TMZ.
"My response is: 'Well, racism isn't the deal breaker for me.' If that was the case, I wouldn't live in America", West said, arguing that even as a rich black man, he continues to face discrimination.
"I think from a compassionate standpoint, this doesn't look like someone who is well to me", McCain said.
Meghan McCain got in on the discussion by saying West's comments were "hard to watch" and reminded her of Britney Spears' public breakdown several years ago.
He also tweeted, "I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves", a quote often attributed to Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave who led others to freedom on the Underground Railroad.