It is more than safe to say that Kanye West is no one’s favorite human at this time. Several artists, from John Legend and Snoop Dogg, to will.i.am and T.I have unapologetically voiced their thoughts about Kanye, his tweets, “free-thought,” and social media antics. That list continues to grow, as Chris Brown passionately responded to Kanye’s recent slavery remarks during an appearance on TMZ.
Social media went ballistic Tuesday (May 1) when Ye began to rant live on TMZ about slavery and suggested that slaves had a choice to be enslaved.
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years? That sound like a choice,” he said. “You was there for 400 years, and it’s all of y’all? We’re mentally imprisoned. I like the word prison because slavery goes to directly to the idea of blacks. It’s like, slavery, Holocaust, Holocaust is 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.”
On Wednesday (May 2), with a blurry picture from Kanye’s visit to TMZ, Breezy’s post-and-delete message stated, “THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT TO YALL. I DON’T GIVE A F*CK!!!! THIS MAN IS A CLOWN! OUR SONG JUST WENT PLATINUM BUT F*CK THAT, COME ON BRUH,” Chris wrote. “PLEASE BLACK PEOPLE… DO NOT FOLLOW THIS NI**A ON HIS PATH TO DESTRUCTION! WHATEVER HELP U THINK I NEED… GET IT FOR HIM ASAP! IMA FAN OF THIS MANS MUSIC SO WHAT HE SAYS IS LISTENED TO AND INTERNALIZED. WAKE THE HELL UP KANYE…PLEASE. SLAVERY WAS A CHOICE???????? What??????”
The post remained for about an hour before Chris removed it from his profile. CB was featured on Kanye’s The Life of Pablo album, on the utterly contagious “Waves” record, which was certified platinum on Thursday (Apr. 19). Prior to that, the two collaborated on Brown’s Exclusive album and on the remix to the 2010 hit, “Deuces”. Ye even had Brown portrayed in his controversial visual for “Famous”.
Aside from the social media, Brown also just dropped the song and visual for “I Don’t Die” with Joyner Lucas.