Kanye West defended his support for President Trump throughout his Sunday Service occasion on Saturday in Utah, arguing that it’s “mental slavery” to make political decisions based on race.
West stood earlier than 1000’s of followers after performing his hit music “Jesus Walks” on the free worship service, and started to wish and testify to the group about his non secular journey, Billboard studies.
Video footage from the occasion confirmed the rapper getting political at one level, telling the group that it was the Republican Party, led by former President Abraham Lincoln, who freed enslaved Africans.
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“That’s the Republican Party that freed the slaves,” mentioned West, who defended himself in opposition to critics who slammed him for popping out final 12 months as a Trump supporter.
His selection of politics, he argued, is ”my proper.”
“And we got the right, right? We got a right to our opinions, right?” he mentioned.
West went on to recommend that making a call based on one’s race is a “form of slavery.”
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“You black, so you can’t like Trump? I ain’t never made a decision only based on my color,” West said. “That’s a form of slavery, mental slavery.”
West made comparable feedback throughout a now-infamous TMZ interview by which he argued that slavery was a “selection.”
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“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … for 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” he mentioned. “Like, you was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all? It’s like we’re mentally in prison. I like the word ‘prison’ because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks,” he added.
“It’s like slavery, Holocaust. Holocaust, Jews. Slavery is blacks. So, prison is something that unites us as one race. Blacks and whites being one race. We’re the human race.”