Detroit Radio Station Refuses to Play Kanye West’s Music After Rapper’s Remarks about Slavery

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On Thursday, a Detroit-based radio station announced their decision to cease playing the music of popular rapper Kanye West after the latter shared his thoughts about slavery in America, reports The Hill.

An Overview of Kanye’s Remarks and the Detriot Radio Station’s Response

This particular incident is not the first time Kanye has dominated national headlines. Towards the end of last month, many Americans were surprised when the rapper praised President Trump on Twitter; Kanye even affirmed the President as his brother and stated that they both share “dragon energy.”

The rapper’s remarks engendered conservative support, yet strong backlash from left-leaning individuals who felt betrayed. Nevertheless, Kanye did not back down. During a recent interview with TMZ, he shared his thoughts about slavery in America and its longevity:

When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice. Like, you were there for 400 years and it’s all of you all? You know, it’s like we’re mentally in prison. I like the word prison ’cause slavery goes too — too direct to the idea of blacks.