Will.i.am is hurt, shocked and disgusted by Kanye West’s claim that African-American chattel slavery was a choice.
The dazed and confused rapper made the remark during an interview with ‘TMZ Live‘ and even went as far as to suggest that African-American communities did not care about African-American lives.
How Will responded?
He had this to say on ‘Good Morning Britain‘…
That broke my heart, because I thought about my grandma, who was born in 1920, and her connection with her mom who raised her, who was born in the late 1800s.
And my grandmother’s grandma, who was a slave. And when you’re a slave, you’re owned.
You don’t choose if you’re owned. When you’re a slave you’re deprived of education. That’s not choice, that’s by force.
So I understand the need to have free thought, but if your thoughts aren’t researched, that is just going to hurt those that are still in conditions where it’s not choice. That when they go down the street and there’s a liquor store and fast-food restaurants and your education is not being funded the same way that it is being in Calabasas…
When governments stifle and limit the amount of money that goes to Chicago, Bronx, Watts, 5th Ward Mississippi, East Los Angeles, where I’m from.