Kanye West must be one of those people who believes any attention is good attention. Especially if you have new music coming out. He's been courting that attention by saying some seriously controversial things about politics and slavery.
If that's the case, some of his fellow hip-hop superstars really want him to know he's done it the wrong way this time. Some of the sharpest, most concise rebukes have come from Snoop Dogg, who cracked that Kanye has gone "allwhite" in the caption for the Photoshopped 'gram below that shows Ye with his skin lightened.
Was that a cheap shot? Perhaps. But the big problem for Kanye is that very few of his fellow rappers are political conservatives. And he's come out hard with surprising rhetoric (for Kanye, anyway) in support of President Trump. He's also parroted right-leaning talking points and perhaps worst of all, made some controversial statements about slavery on TMZ Live. It all seems like one big, bizarre troll, especially when he's got a bunch of new music coming out.
The quote tells the story: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice."
Oh no. Snoop specifically ripped Kanye over the "choice" part of the statement, saying in the video above, "I don't think I'm gonna do slavery today. Think I'll do... half a day."
Snoop is just part of a chorus of boos unleashed by other celebs on social media.
On top of this, and perhaps worse for Kanye's bottom line, radio stations are beginning to pull his music from their playlists.
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