Malcolm X

Kanye West rebuked by Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates in biting essay called 'I'm Not Black, I'm Kanye'

Kanye West rebuked by Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates in biting essay called 'I'm Not Black, I'm Kanye'

A week ago, Kanye West said that 400 years of slavery was a "choice," appearing to blame enslaved black people for not freeing themselves sooner. He said that the discussion about putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill made him want "to use Bitcoin," because "It's like when you see all the slave movies: Why you gotta keep reminding us about slavery?" And he said that certain black icons such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are "just too far in the past and not relatable and that's what makes them safe."

The comments came in a 105-minute interview with Charlamagne Tha God and in a follow-up interview with TMZ. All of it was all in the...

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