Kanye West called out by TMZ employee for "absence of thought"

Kanye West was blasted by a TMZ staffer Tuesday when the rapper stopped by their offices for a live interview to discuss his recent behavior, which includes a very public bromance with Donald Trump. During the interview, while explaining his recent actions and defending his friendship with Trump, West, who is from Chicago, said “When you hear about slavery for 400 years… for 400 years?! That sounds like a choice.” As he was apparently on his way out West addressed the office asking, “Do you feel that I’m being free and thinking free?”

… A staffer named Van snapped back: “I actually don’t think that you’re thinking anything. I think what you’re doing right now is actually the absence of thought … while you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you’ve earned by being a genius, the rest of us have to deal with these threats to our lives. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come with the 400 years of slavery which you said for our people was a choice.”

Sources tell TMZ that the medication he was given to manage his mental health issues ended up giving him side effects, so he went from taking three pills a day to one or two a week. He clarified his original statement about slavery later, tweeting: "the reason why I brought up the 400 years point is because we can't be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years

 

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