20 Of The Best Memes, Tweets And Responses To Kanye West Saying Slavery Was A Choice
I miss the old Kanye.
If you haven’t already heard of Kanye West’s latest rant, here’s the scoop. He said slavery was a choice and was called out by TMZ’s Van Lathan for the outrageous statement.
We ALL know slavery was not a choice. It was one of America’s most embarrassing past times that should have never happened — but it did.
TMZ interviewed the rapper and he stirred the pot once again. Classic Kanye.
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years — for 400 years?” he said. “That sounds like a choice. Like, you was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all? It’s like we’re mentally in prison.”
Van Lathan had something to say about that and stood up to Kanye when he asked if the newsroom thought he was “free thinking.”
“I actually don’t think you’re thinking anything,” Lathan told West. “And what you’re doing right now is actually the absence of thought and the reason why I feel like that is because Kanye, you’re entitled to your opinion. You’re entitled to believe whatever you want but there is fact and real-world, real-life consequence behind everything that you just said. While you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you’ve earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said, for our people, was a choice.”
“Frankly, I’m disappointed, I’m appalled and brother, I am unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, to me, that’s not real.”
Kanye later tried to explain his statement on Twitter but the damage was done and the memes were made.
Here are 20 of the best memes, tweets, and responses to Kanye’s comment about slavery:
1. Van Lathan Day is now a holiday, people. I repeat, Van Lathan day is a holiday.
2. Wakanda could use a man like Van Lathan right about now.
3. Coo coo for cocoa puffs.
4. Just making sure.
5. 12 Years A Choice.
6. Unpaid? Nope, I'm out.
7. Bye Bye Kanye fans.
8. Just text "STOP."
9. Goodnight Mr. West.
10. He's a mess.
11. Kanye has officially reached 2007 Britney level.
12. Lost in the World. Get it? (That's one of his songs).
13. This is actually terrifying.
14. Future Kanye West.
15. They're probably rolling in their graves.
16. See ya!
17. Yea, I'm not going to be able to make it today.
18. That was an option?!
19. What does Kim even think about Kanye's crazy ideas?
20. The OG Kanye hater.