“This reality has been forced upon us. It is a choice just like when I said slavery is a choice.”
On Tuesday, Kanye West went on TMZ Live with conservative YouTuber Candace Owens to share their aspect of what his recent screeds about free thought and his carrying of the Make America Great Again hat meant.
“You can’t tell me what I’m supposed to do … I don’t subscribe to icons. You take the Nazi symbol, if you go to India, it is all over the place, but it doesn’t represent that. It represents something different. So to me to wear that [MAGA] hat means I want to make America great in my own way.”
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That seems like a selection. You had been there for 400 years, and it’s all of y’all?
“It is like we are mentally in prison. I like the word prison because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks. It is like slavery/Holocaust, Holocaust is Jews, and slavery is blacks. It is like we are one with the human race, we are human beings and stuff.”
“We are going to go and speak — I need to speak to the blokes in Charlottesville on each aspect, on either side…
“I’m not a white supremacist. I don’t support white supremacy. By the way, white supremacy is a redundant statement in America, whites are supreme in America, that’s what we’re taught.”
“People need to start worrying about themselves. If I go and grab some water out of the fridge and I am in the studio, I am not asking anybody if they want water. If you want water, you saw me grab the water. You grab your own water. We need to start worrying about ourselves and not worrying about what other people think, and we have the right to free thought.”
“You know once I went and visited [Trump] the primary time proper after the election? And then I deleted the tweets. I used to be drugged the fuck out. I used to be hooked on opioids.
“Two days after I obtained off opioids I’m within the hospital … Two days earlier than I used to be within the hospital, I used to be on opioids. I used to be hooked on opioids.
“I had cosmetic surgery as a result of I used to be making an attempt to look good for y’all. I obtained liposuction as a result of I did not need y’all to name me fats like y’all known as Rob [Kardashian] on the marriage ceremony and made him fly dwelling earlier than me and Kim obtained married. I did not need y’all to name me fats, so I obtained liposuction they usually gave me opioids [after]. I began taking two of them after which driving to work on the opioids.
“When I left the hospital, what number of tablets do you assume I used to be given? Seven. I went from taking two tablets to taking seven. So the explanation why I denounced, why I dropped these tweets and every thing, as a result of I used to be drugged the fuck out, bro. And I’m not drugged out.
“These pills that they want me to take three of a day, I take one a week maybe, two a week. Y’all had me scared of myself, of my vision. So I took some pills so I wouldn’t go to hospital and prove everyone right.”
The politics of race and perceived actuality
“This actuality has been compelled upon us. It is a selection identical to once I stated slavery is a selection. The actuality. We could make our personal actuality. We can speak about historical past, however not too lengthy. We want to speak about our now. We can repair and begin loving one another now.
“I say we’ve got no enemies. We do not have enemies. Black individuals tend to focus and march when a white individual kills a black individual or wears a hat, however when it’s 700 children being killed in Chicago, it’s OK. It’s OK for blacks to kill blacks … There has been extra focus and marches about whites killing blacks than children in Chicago killing one another.”
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“We are actually within the hospital. TMZ is the hospital to repair the world. Obama was our opioids. It made us really feel like every thing was good.”
On the necessity to talk with Trump…
“If we don’t like Trump, we have to talk to him. We have to talk, we have to talk, because Trump is a human being also, and he is in a very powerful position. And he is doing a lot of things to actually help business owners be able to go past all these fake laws and rules and things.”
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“I believe that Kim Jong Un didn’t believe that Obama was crazy enough to come at him. Sometimes you need some crazy shit to change something.”
“It is free love. It is a spirit. In the office you had Tupac and John Lennon [paintings] on the wall. I don’t want to be the third one, but I am willing to be the third one for free love on that wall.”
“There is a class war happening right now, too. The class war might be — the class war is one of the reasons why Trump won. Because Obama was so high class that it stopped speaking to the middle and the lower class. He was so classy.”
“Love is the strongest force in the universe”
“I do know from the underside of my intestine and my soul and my spirit and my unconscious that love is the strongest power within the universe, and proper now we’d like love. We want the second when North Korea and South Korea join. We want the second after we go all the way down to Charlottesville, and after we go to these homes.
“We want to interrupt down race. We speak about race a lot, we do not even speak about class.”
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