Black celebs support Kanye after he sided with Trump, called slavery a choice

Photo Credit: A.R. Shaw for Steed Media
Photo credit: A.R. Shaw for Steed Media

The month of May began with Kanye West revealing that he has severe mental health issues. His mental health issues were revealed through his actions that were dangerous to the Black community.

Kanye initially decided to show his support for Donald Trump by wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. Kanye was willing to ignore Trump’s blatant racism and support for White supremacists.

And during a bizarre appearance on TMZ, Kanye claimed that “slavery was a choice.”

Several celebrities such as Snoop Dogg and John Legend blasted Kanye for his comments. T.I. attempted to understand Kanye’s state of mind and recorded a song with him that allowed them both to share their sides of the story. But Kanye never got the point.

Even with his dangerous remarks about slavery and support of Donald Trump, Kanye’s music appears to have caused some to forgive and forget.

Kanye hosted a listening event in Jackson, Wyoming, to preview his new album, Ye. Several Black celebrities were in attendance to show their support.

Chris Rock (who served as host), Nas, 2 Chainz, Lil Yachty, Big Sean, Pusha T and Kid Cudi were all there. And, of course, Candace Owens was on hand. Owens is the Black conservative woman who seems to be serving as some sort of mentor for Kanye. Owens wants Blacks to move past slavery and has ridiculed Black Lives Matter. She’s a Black voice for White supremacy.

If Kanye continues to follow people like Owens and support Trump, a great album won’t save him. And if his Black celebrity “friends” are willing to nod their heads to his music without challenging his statements, they are equally at fault for spreading Kanye’s dangerous ideas on race in America.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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