The push back against rapper Kanye West for suggesting Black Americans think for themselves reached a whole other level this week in Detroit when a throwback hip-hop station dropped his music entirely.
Nothing gets the message across that dissension in the Democratic ranks will not be tolerated more convincingly than banning West’s music, and that’s what WMGC-FM 105.1 did, according to Detroit Free Press.
More from the Free Press:
On-air personalities BIGG and Shay Shay announced Thursday morning they’ll no longer spin songs featuring the lightning-rod rapper, as controversy continues to swirl around his recent remarks about slavery. […]
The move was prompted by an off-air conversation the two DJs had early Thursday morning, as Estelle’s “American Boy” — featuring West — played on air.
“Shay Shay said, ‘You know, why do we gotta play this?’ ” recounted BIGG. “I said, ‘I agree. It’s kind of weird after he made those statements.’ ”
The statements in question are regarding what West said about 400 years of slavery, which is being twisted into something it’s not by the left, desperate to prevent wide-scale abandonment of the Democrat Party by black Americans.
(West is getting a taste of what Republicans have been dealing with for years from the media.)
Ironically, amid the controversy, new Reuters poll showed President Donald Trump’s approval rating among black men doubling in a week — Kanye is a huge supporter of the president’s.
West stated in an interview with TMZ “when you hear about slavery for 400 years… that sounds like a choice,” adding that it suggests “we’re mentally in prison.”
He later took to Twitter to clarify what he meant, which was not a reference to the physical bonds of slavery, but the mental aspect.
“[T]he reason why I brought up the 400 years point is because we can’t be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years. We need free thought now. Even the statement was an example of free thought. It was just an idea,” he tweeted.
But the racial grievance industry, seeing a half century or more of nice paychecks flashing before their eyes, jumped all over the comment to condemn West, going so far as to question his mental competency. Sound familiar?
The station backed the play, or should that be the non-play, of their DJs, releasing a statement on Facebook — they also posted a poll asking people to vote on the issue.
“We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that ‘slavery was a choice,'” 105.1 The Bounce said in the statement. “We are over it. We don’t want to hear Kanye’s music; we don’t want to play Kanye on our show; we don’t want to talk about Kanye anymore. So we are taking a stand, and we aren’t playing his music anymore; we just are refusing to give him a platform.”
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