As the world knows by now, Kanye West stirred up a lot of controversy and debate, but mostly just controversy, when he gave his opinion on slavery during an interview with Harvey Levin at TMZ’s studio. In response, one Nigerian politician wants to educate Kanye on the history of the slave trade.
As it was previously reported, Kanye’s comment was that the problem of African-American’s today was not historical or a matter of circumstances, but one of mindset.
The rapper referred to slavery as a “choice,” as if slaves who were brought over to the United States against their will had a say in the matter.
Kanye’s remarks got the attention of the world, including that of Shehu Sani on Friday, who took to Twitter to say that he would happily show Kanye the legacy of slavery throughout the African continent.
The senator said he would act as a “tour guide” for the rapper and take him through old slave routes and camps throughout Lagos, Ouida, Benin Republic, Ghana, Goree Island, and other cities and nations.
If @kanyewest thinks Slavery was a choice,we will offer him a free ticket & tour guide to visit slave routes and camps in Badagry Lagos,Ouida Benin Republic,Ghana & Goree Island in Senegal to ‘experience the choices in chains’.Kanye defecated on the graves of [email protected] @AP
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) May 4, 2018
Shehu compared the rapper’s comments to “defecat(ion)” on the graves of those who suffered. The rapper took to Twitter to defend himself after the controversy began.
West explained himself and claimed that “we were mentally enslaved,” rather than physically. Moreover, the rapper said the media and public alike are attacking him for “presenting new ideas.”
Either way, some people think the rapper’s comments are just a publicity stunt for his upcoming album which is slated to come out in June. Sources who spoke with us said that Kanye is a master of publicity, and while he does believe the things he says, it’s done in a calculated and attention-drawing sort of way.