Kanye West: “Racism Is Not An Actual Thing”

Published: Saturday 14th Mar 2015 by David
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Kanye West believes racism “isn’t an actual thing.”

Yes, in an interview with ‘Clique TV’, the ‘New Slaves’ rapper revealed that he believes the “concept” is a “dated” one, sharing his thoughts before the release of his latest studio album So Help Me God.’

His thoughts below…

E! reports:

In a recent interview with Clique TV, he described it “dated,” saying, “It’s like a silly concept that people try to touch on…to separate, to alienate, to pinpoint anything. It’s stupid.””It’s like a bouncing ball in a room with two cats, or something, when you don’t feel like playing with a cat,” he said. “Let them literally fight over the bouncing ball. And the bouncing ball has nothing, no purpose, anything other than that: It bounces. That’s racism. It’s not an actual thing that even means anything.””It’s something that was used to hold people back in the past,” he acknowledged, “but now there’s been so many leaps and breaking of the rules that it’s like it’s played out like a style from the 1800s or something.” Kanye pointed out there have been many “black people that have broken the concept of race,” including President Barack Obama and hip-hop mogul Jay Z.But while Ye believes racism itself is a thing of the past, he realizes that the N-word is “difficult for black people right now.””It does hurt when we hear that,” he said, “because we’re still in a generation that remembers when racism was a big thing that held people back.”

 

The word bubble springs to mind.

For, though Kanye’s remarks are ultimately what many wish was the case, they come from inside the bubble that protects him from the racism he feels is so “silly” and “dated.”

Unfortunately, those who live without the respect West’s wealth and celebrity status afford him are unlikely to subscribe to the same point of view, oft seeing their real life experiences belittled by those unable to see beyond their own bubbles and into worlds far more complex than their own.

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  1. Amina March 14, 2015

    David better preach.

    • Toohotfortv March 15, 2015

      I know that’s the damn truth. I am so disappointed with this from kanye. honestly, I can’t wait until he gets that bubble burst.

  2. SMH March 14, 2015

    This ¨man¨ is an absolute turd in every sense of the word.

  3. whut March 14, 2015

    The word ASSHOLE springs to my mind every time I see his face.

  4. Ben March 14, 2015

    coming from a man whose song was called “n***** in paris”? if you want to stop it then stop using it yourself in your lyrics… he sounds like an incredible ignorant person to discuss with

    • WhatWasSaid? March 14, 2015

      So rap music make white people call me a nappy headed n*****? Rap must have been poppin in the 1800’s

      • Ben March 14, 2015

        it’s a thing about respect. everybody called black people ni**** back in the days. how do you move on from the past, if you keep using words connected with hatred and humiliation…

  5. BossB*tchBeyoncé March 14, 2015

    I think it’s safe to say he’s officially a kardashian now!! Smh! What have they done with that man??

    • Anita March 14, 2015

      He’s a fame w****. Don’t be fooled by his act. Everything he does is calculated.

      • fatusankoh March 14, 2015

        Anita you said it all thanks

  6. Karla March 14, 2015

    My respect for David has skyrocketed.

  7. kingbeybitch March 14, 2015

    Kanye go awayy

    • fatusankoh March 14, 2015

      King bey thanks

      • kingbeybitch March 14, 2015

        Lool he’s annoying af

  8. Anita March 14, 2015

    David spilling the truth tea once again.

  9. Danity Slain March 14, 2015

    Typical. Rich people think their issues are the only ones that exist.

  10. Suicide Blonde March 14, 2015

    Unfortunately, those who live without the respect West’s wealth and celebrity status afford him are unlikely to subscribe to the same point of view, oft seeing their real life experiences belittled by those unable to see beyond their own bubbles and into worlds far more complex than their own.

    This ^

    • Pop Addicted 702 March 14, 2015

      He f****** said that!!!!! King David reigns.

  11. CT March 14, 2015

    ….

  12. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT March 14, 2015

    He & Beyonce are trash. At least the former makes good music.

  13. Sade March 14, 2015

    David basically said everything I was thinking.

  14. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT March 14, 2015

    His mother should’ve sent his black ass to college. As for his best friend’s wife, it drop out of school at only 15.

  15. AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 14, 2015

    LOL such an attention seeker! BYE sis!

  16. Khan-Gay West March 14, 2015

    My S H I T turds are smarter than this idiot. I really do wish that he could fall into a volcano and disappear or get kidnapped by terrorists or something. Every other day he’s saying something that makes absolutely no sense. It’s aggravating. It’s unfair that retards with less sense than a box of rocks get to be so famous and always in the media for for being complete idiots. Stfd

  17. AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 14, 2015

    David did that! he did that like this was the closing paragraph of a cultural studies dissertation and he had 10 minutes to complete it! Yassss!

    • Nicki Been Bad March 14, 2015

      I didn’t know he was that smart 2bh.

  18. Alanis March 14, 2015

    This is like a rich and powerful woman saying sexism isn’t real any more because her money and power protects her from it. It’s part of my problem with Beyonce, she says she’s a feminist but doesn’t go any deeper than s** when she talks about it.
    Madonna and Janet have both spoken about reproductive rights and Beyonce is still talking about sexual empowerment .

    • BossB*tchBeyoncé March 14, 2015

      1st of all how did Beyoncé get into this?
      2nd of all Beyoncé doesn’t only deal with sexual empowerment. She has addressed things like financial independency, self love & self worth, physical abuse, & equality in the workplace-just to name a few-either in her music or in real life.
      So the misconception that Beyoncé only cares about feminism as it pertains to sexual empowerment just needs to stop.
      3rd of all Do your research before u just start talking out of the ass because Beyoncé has been about that life.

      • Lmao March 14, 2015

        Wtf is independency? I can’t ..

  19. Mark111 March 14, 2015

    I’m done with this clown. I’m not even going to fully read this because it’s rubbish. He can’t even form a freaking sentence to explain himself. Talk about selling your soul, tell your daughter that racism, sexism and classism is made up or dead. Sure it’s better and getting better, but we can easily slip if you don’t know your history. Tell the Jews to forget WW2, they’ll laugh in your face (while taking your money).

    • Dalia March 14, 2015

      Guuuuuuuuuuuuuurlllllllll. The last line? Gospel.

  20. blue March 14, 2015

    he is kanye west so of course racism isnt a thing for him.

    But i do think racism has changed in a way, its not so much black vs white and more people prefering their own race.

  21. Mark111 March 14, 2015

    Did he forget that someone called him a n1gger and his w**** a n1gger b1tch a few years ago. Man, a change came that fast. Smh

  22. TRUTH SERUM March 14, 2015

    David said it all!

  23. TheElusiveLamb March 14, 2015

    He’s only saying this for attention. For someone who “fights for Blacks in the fashion industry and to own companies” why else would he say something so stupid? Anyway, I think we need to pass the offering bowl around for Preacher David.

    • Mark111 March 14, 2015

      But even that was BS. Blacks don’t give a damn about the fashion world. On fact, NO ONE DOES. That why they pay celebs to sit in front of their runways just to grab attention. Blacks has influence fashion for decades, we don’t need them.

    • AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 14, 2015

      *drops a couple dollars in the offering bowl*

      • I don’t stan March 14, 2015

        Bish you crazy *Comes up behind you and picks it up and slides it in to pockets* kii

  24. Barb-wire March 14, 2015

    uggh can’t he just die???

  25. @rihicon March 14, 2015

    n**** is a touchy word, but he used it like a million times in ‘All Day’? pls Kanye

  26. The Darling March 14, 2015

    Money has a way of changing people …. Kayne has fallen out of favor with a ton of people and is no longer connected with real world everyday problems … So this sounds very ignorant on his part

  27. BEYHIVE_MINAJ March 14, 2015

    What happened to him? He used to advocate so much for black rights. He’s been saying a lot of fuckboy s*** lately, I just…

    • dc forever March 14, 2015

      Kartrashians & Hollyweird.

  28. BEYHIVE_MINAJ March 14, 2015

    But who else remembers when he himself said “We at war with racism”?

    • Paulo March 14, 2015

      “George W Bush doesn’t care about black people” vs “Racism is a thing of the past” like… what the HELL, Kanye?

    • AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 14, 2015

      “And Most of all we at war with ourselves” – Remember that Kanye ?! Well guess what, you are your own worst enemy

  29. Lmfao_Hoe March 14, 2015

    Kanye has lost me, every since his mother died he’s being crazy as bat s***. And has the audacity to say he shares the same genius/creativity as MJ. Where MJ stoop for love, peace, and the rights of all ppl no matter what race or color you are -> Man in the Mirror, Black or White, Heal the World, They Don’t Care About Us, Cry ect.

  30. Casual-T March 14, 2015

    I’m at least 50.1% with Kanye on this. Racism is an actual thing and still exists, but the situation of African-Americans in the United States has in fact changed in recent decades. It has not had a significant impact on my life, nor on many African-Americans born after the tumult of the 60s. We need to not disrespect our elders and ancestors, who dealt with brutal and legally codified racism, by excusing the worst in ourselves and our communities by claiming racism.

  31. Royalkev March 14, 2015

    I’m a biiiig Kanye West fan, but he’s lost his ever-loving mind if he thinks racism is completely over! There’s been times that he’s made a point to elaborate on how racism isn’t as prevalent in our society as social class division is. It’s always been used as an indirect reference though, but I can’t believe he’s speaking as if racism is non-existent now. Ugh! Kanye, I can’t …

  32. Rosie March 14, 2015

    I’ll always like his music but yeah, he’s been completely off this year more than ever. First the Grammys mess, then defending Tyga’s creep ass, now this. But of course his idiot (mostly white) stans will continue to cling to him and everything he says. I kinda blame K** for turning him into a complete joke in the eyes of the GP because at least they still had some respect for him after 2009 (mainly because of MBDTF).

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