Once again, Kanye West's opinions are being dissected and discussed.
It seems that pretty much everybody has an opinion on Kanye West...
The hip-hop titan is one of the biggest names in the genre; scratch that, music in general. He released his debut studio album - The College Dropout - back in 2004, and since then he has been heralded as one of the greatest musical innovators of our times.
His creative evolution has been impressive, to say the least. All of his albums achieve something stylistically distinct, from the mellow accessibility of 808s & Heartbreak to the experimental and game-changing YEEZUS.
He is admired greatly for his output, although it has grown far more divisive in recent memory. On the other hand, there is the man himself. Whether you listen to him or not, you'll more than likely be aware of the many times he has been under media fire for controversial comments...
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Kanye West's latest remarks
To little surprise, the artist has a new record out - Jesus Is King - but has landed himself in hot water again in the wake of a recent interview.
As highlighted by Rolling Stone, the rapper was recently asked about his views on Donald Trump while in conversation with DJ Big Boy. He replied: “We’re brainwashed out here, bro. Come on, man. This is a free man talking. Democrats had us voting Democrats with food stamps for years.”
Continuing on, he began to offer his thoughts on the morning-after-pill, drawing comparisons and associations with abortion. His comments became even more curious as the interview went on, but his words have gone far from unnoticed.
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Trevor Noah goes all in
Host Trevor Noah addressed Kanye's comments during a recent edition of The Daily Show.
Discussing the comments head-on, he expressed: "What is more likely, the fact that these people are brainwashed, or the fact that, in America, you have to vote for the system that gives you the best chance… You may not even like all of the Democrat positions, but you’re like, ‘Yeah I’m voting for my best shot.'"
Subsequently, he argued: "You know who doesn’t mess around with their votes in America? Black women... I don’t think black women in America have been, or can be, brainwashed. I think if anything, black women in America have the least leeway when it comes to messing around with their vote…"
Continuing to explain: "Black women in America are like, ‘No, I know where my vote needs to go because I know how important this is to me… The impacts of my vote are exponentially felt. I have a higher rate of mortality when I’m giving birth, I have a higher chance of not getting a loan, I have a higher chance of not getting a job, I will get exponentially less for doing the same job as somebody else…’ That, to me, is not a brainwashed person.”
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Fans take to Twitter
It's caused some divide on Twitter already.
One spectator came to Kanye's defence, tweeting: "Bad logic to assume just because someone is in a bad situation they're gonna inform themselves politically. Kanye wasn't trying to demean women, Trevor making it seem that way. Kanye was making a legitimate point about cultural indoctrination. It's real."
On the other hand, somebody else has commented on Trevor's thoughts with: " I really, really love this...Kanye made his money off of doing the same thing he is criticizing others for doing. It can't be okay only when it serves you."
The debate is unlikely to settle anytime soon.
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