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Why Kanye West Is Wrong About Slavery | NYT News

 

In perhaps his most shocking statement to date,

the rap superstar Kanye West said 400 years of slavery

sounded “like a choice.”

 

But history tells a different story.

 

NYT        8 May 2018

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=KMzmnAQhtzg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heartless        Kanye West        2008

 

 

 

 

Heartless

 

Kanye West

Music video by Kanye West performing Heartless.

(C) 2008 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

 

YouTube         28 February 2011

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=Co0tTeuUVhU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kanye West

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/kanye-west

https://www.npr.org/artists/14889532/kanye-west 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/kanyewest

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/25/
717219251/at-kanye-wests-sunday-service-he-is-the-church

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/11/
656561471/quite-something-kanye-west-makes-a-statement-in-the-oval-office

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/sep/30/
kanye-west-pro-trump-remarks-boos-snl-studio-chris-rock

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/25/
arts/music/kanye-west-ye-interview.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/12/
619183944/the-strange-subdued-catharsis-of-kanye-and-cudis-kids-see-ghosts

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/03/
arts/music/kanye-west-ye-review.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2018/06/02/
616402658/two-sided-trying-to-hear-kanye-wests-new-album-ye-through-all-the-noise

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/
arts/music/kanye-west-album-ye.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/may/18/
the-last-poets-the-hip-hop-forefathers-who-gave-black-america-its-voice

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/05/15/
611263990/random-tweet-from-kanye-west-about-the-u-n-baffles-the-world

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/
opinion/dream-hampton-kanye-west.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/
arts/music/valee-kanye-west.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/video/arts/music/
100000005880261/kanye-west-likened-slavery-to-a-choice-history-says-otherwise.html - May. 5, 2018

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/may/02/
kanye-west-slavery-comments-backlash-duvernay-william-spike-lee-choice

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/may/02/
i-miss-the-old-kanye-what-has-happened-to-raps-most-complex-star

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/
arts/music/kanye-west-truth-twitter-trump.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/may/01/
kanye-west-on-slavery-for-400-years-that-sounds-like-a-choice

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/01/
arts/music/kanye-west-charlamagne-interview-tmz.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/27/
arts/music/kanye-west-trump-conservatives.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/20/
604377600/a-conversation-about-kanye-west-twitter-philosopher

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/us/
politics/kanye-trump-tower-visit.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/27/
arts/music/kanye-west-saint-pablo-tour-review.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jun/14/
kanye-west-only-one-game-trailer-e3-sony-event-los-angeles

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/04/20/
475006489/kanye-west-and-the-streaming-arms-race

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/
arts/music/kanye-west-life-of-pablo-tlop.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/15/
arts/music/kanye-west-life-of-pablo-review.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2016/02/13/
466610842/eight-writers-on-the-life-of-pablo-so-far

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/12/
466584882/kanye-west-plays-puppet-master-with-life-of-pablo-premiere

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/feb/13/
kanye-west-profile-brilliant-madman-performance-art-life-of-pablo

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/12/
466565446/ferguson-mayor-there-was-no-agreement-with-the-justice-department

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/feb/11/
kanye-west-new-album-the-life-of-pablo-launch

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/jul/13/
kanye-west-why-cant-rocknrolls-old-guard-handle-him

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/29/
florence-machine-the-who-alexis-petridis-glastonbury-2015-roundup

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/28/
kanye-west-at-glastonbury-2015-review-out-on-his-own

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/25/
kanye-west-glastonbury-festival-2015-worlds-biggest-pop-star

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/21/
kanye-west-leonardo-da-vinci-glastonbury

 

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/10/
kanye-west-adidas-yeezy-fashion-interview/

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/06/
kanye-west-pharrell-williams-wireless-festival-review

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/mar/18/
kanye-west-given-probation-for-assault

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2014/feb/07/
kanye-west-10-best-moments-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=Ge33hrlN2Uc - 31 December 2013

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/22/
arts/shades-of-oedipus-for-hip-hop-titans.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=I9mVmHdYZUI - 29 September 2013

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/sep/23/
kanye-west-zane-lowe-interview

 

http://www.npr.org/2013/06/21/
193550527/on-yeezus-kanye-west-sounds-strikingly-self-aware

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/jun/17/
kanye-west-yeezus-review

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/sep/28/
kanye-west-good-2-chainz-common

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/
arts/music/kanye-west-and-the-album-cruel-summer.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/03/
arts/music/03kanye.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2011/jan/16/
kanye-west-gold-watch

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/dec/16/
kanye-west-beautiful-dark-twisted-fantasy

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/nov/25/
kanye-west-tom-ewing-on-music

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/oct/20/
kanye-west-contemplated-suicide

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/
arts/music/15jayz.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/oct/19/
kanye-west-spike-jonze

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/nov/30/
kanye-west-new-album-heartbreak

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/nov/16/
kanye-west-o2-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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