Kanye West is on one once again!
Kanye West defended his support for President Trump during his Sunday Service event on Saturday, arguing that it’s “mental slavery” to make political decisions based on race.
West talked in front of thousands of fans after performing his hit song “Jesus Walks.” He began to pray and testify to the crowd about his religious journey, Billboard reports.
Video footage from the event shows the rapper getting political at a certain point, telling the crowd that it was the Republican Party, led by former President Abraham Lincoln, who freed enslaved Africans.
“That’s the Republican Party that freed the slaves,” said Kanye West, who defended himself against critics who slammed him for coming out last year as a Trump supporter.
His choice of politics, he argued, is ”my right.”
“And we got the right, right? We got a right to our opinions, right?” he said.
West went on to suggest that making a decision based on one’s race is a “form of slavery.”
Kanye West At Sunday Service Salt Lake City talked about the Republican Party of Lincoln freeing the slaves and how he supports Trump: “I ain’t never made a decision only based on my color. That’s a form of slavery, mental slavery.” pic.twitter.com/0Cwom01ipF
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) October 5, 2019
“You black, so you can’t like Trump? I ain’t never made a decision only based on my color,” Kanye West said. “That’s a form of slavery, mental slavery.”
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