Kanye’s views have been polar. He posted a picture of Parkland Survivor, Emma Gonzalez, on Twitter with the caption “my hero.” But he supports a president who has signed bills that make it easier for the mentally handicapped to get guns.
So when Kanye appeared on TMZ and spoke about his positive relationship with Trump, he sparked controversy and anger in his liberal fans. He also made a shocking statement about slavery: “When you hear about slavery for 400 years — for 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” West told the TMZ newsroom. “Like, you were there for 400 years and it’s all of Y’all?”
A viral clip showed Kanye being confronted by Van Lathan, a TMZ employee, “I actually don’t think you are thinking anything. While you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you’ve earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people was a choice.”
Kim has been vocal about her liberal views on Twitter and Instagram, and Kanye remarked that there was a possibility she would leave him, “There was a moment where I felt like after TMZ, maybe a week after that, I felt like the energy levels were low, and I called different family members and was asking, you know, ‘Was Kim thinking about leaving me after TMZ?’” he admits. “So that was a real conversation.”
West also spoke on his wife’s reaction to his comments on his song “Wouldn’t Leave” off his latest album ye
Build your own’—I said, ‘How, Sway?’ / I said, ‘Slavery a choice’—they said, ‘How, ‘Ye?’ / Just imagine if they caught me on a wild day / Now I’m on fifty blogs gettin’ fifty calls / My wife callin’, screamin’, say, ‘We ’bout to lose it all!’ / Had to calm her down ’cause she couldn’t breathe / Told her she could leave me now, but she wouldn’t leave.
Even though she did not leave him, Kim’s political opinions that she shares on social media mostly differ from Kanye’s. Despite this, Kim openly supports the President. Could it be she is just enthusiastic about Trump to keep her marriage intact?