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Kanye West Speaks On Racism…Again, Says ‘It’s Stupid’

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<> at Milk Studios on February 18, 2015 in New York City.Rapper Kanye West is known for his unique views and more recently he has been willing to share his thoughts on subjects like racism, classism, elitism and more.

Recently, the 37-year-old rapper discussed racism and white people singing along to “N—-s in Paris” at his concerts in an interview with Clique TV.

In the interview he can be heard saying ‘It’s like a silly concept that people try to touch on…to separate, to alienate, to pinpoint anything… It’s stupid’

He also went on to discuss hearing white people use the N-Word, “It does hurt when we hear that because we’re still in a generation that remembers when racism was a big thing that held people back.”

Watch his entire interview below!

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Grant Lamos IV

23 Comments

  1. Jonathan

    March 15, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Just trying to justifying marrying a white woman.. Self hating Hollywood Hypocrite!

    • Jonathan

      March 15, 2015 at 12:10 am

      Justify

  2. This world is

    March 15, 2015 at 3:51 am

    This guy is an idiot, why won’t white people feel free to use the N-word when it is black rappers like him going around using it in their music. I bet Martin Luther King Jr is turning in his grave.

  3. sOLO ACT

    March 15, 2015 at 3:53 am

    marrying a white woman gives black men confidence when they walk into a room. thats why black men are the highest percentage of men that marry outside their race. (google it). it gives kanye the confidence to think racism is over. he can ask trayvon martins parents if its truly over.

    • EllesarisEllendil

      March 15, 2015 at 8:39 am

      So you’re saying if you marry outside your race you gain confidence????
      Wawuuuuu!!!! Leaves me wondering what men like Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, MLK, Muhammad Ali, Obama ETC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(Respect the !!!!) now have???
      Biko, sofly sofly when trying to feed us beans..

    • Di

      March 15, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      She isn’t affirming, she is stating the obvious. Most black millionaire men get white wives as a trophy to be accepted in the elite circle. Not all but some stupidly believes it makes a difference.

  4. ms.b

    March 15, 2015 at 5:18 am

    It hurts when white ppl use d N word, but u sang a song with d N word. Therefore white ppl shudnt sing d song? All ds confused -.

    • ms.b

      March 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Wait o, bella naija, y censor d word “n-“? Thot “only” blacks r allowed to use it, n isn’t this an African blog made for Africans home n abroad? I just don’t understand this world again, everybody is confused.

  5. EllesarisEllendil

    March 15, 2015 at 8:26 am

    ‘It’s like a silly concept that people try to touch on…to separate, to alienate, to pinpoint anything… It’s stupid!!!!!!’
    Nuff said.

  6. Robin Hood

    March 15, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Black women always have an issue with a black man marrying outside their race. Fact is black women come with more drama than white women and some guys won’t take that.
    . Racism as a concept does not carry the same weighted stigma with the new generation as with the old.
    For example, while still in boarding school at Federal Government College Lagos in early 90s we had students whose parents were black and white. We called a Calabar mulatto boy Nazi because his dad was Nigerian and mum, German . We called an Igbo boy Irish Republican bomber because his dad was Nigerian and mum was Irish. We called a Yoruba boy Communist because his dad was Yoruba and mum Russian and they were not offended so long as you were their mates or seniors in class.
    In kanye’s case, he hasn’t been good with picking girls. Cant blame him as he is a celeb. He focused on getting a rewarding career before finding love. You cant compare his ex Amber Rose with wife Kim financially but morally to me, both are bankrupt. Kanye is less likely to feel Kim married him for cash than Amber. But both r beautiful.

    • Anon

      March 15, 2015 at 10:56 am

      All black women? Do you have the stats to back this up or do you mean some black women?

      What fact? I will rephrase your sentence for you – a lot of timid black men, think that black women come with more drama than white women and some guys won’t take that.
      These timid men are intimidated of these black women.
      Look around you, the strongest black men from time immemorial have always married black women.

      “Racism as a concept does not carry the same weighted stigma with the new generation as with the old.” Really? Have you ever been racially discriminated against for you to cast such dross aspersions? What you and your mates did in FGCL could never have happened in a school in the Western world. Put that into perspective. It is in the same Nigeria that mixed race people don’t mind being called “half-caste” and “quarter-caste.” There’s still a long way to go with the way you understand racism.

    • Friday's other child

      March 15, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      As a black woman who has heard this accusation of ‘more drama’ frequently, i’m curious to know; what exactly is drama? Let’s start talking in specifics. What characterizes drama, and what is the definitive evidence that all black women are more likely to exhibit these characteristics? When we refer to black women, are these characteristics likely to be more or less pronounced depending on the shade of black that is being referred to? I ask this question because I truly wonder whether anyone actually believes that the shade of skin automatically predisposes one to acting in a certain way – a clear prejudice in and of itself.

      Lastly, if it is truly skin colour that drives the exhibition of these characteristics, why don’t black men exhibit these characteristics since they share the same skin colour? If they don’t, then can we assume that in fact it isn’t skin colour that drives said characteristics? I have many more questions, but i’d be interested to hear your or anyone else’s thoughts, as I’ve had this conversation many a time and I am yet to find anyone who can objectively describe ‘drama’ and go on to give evidence that backs up claims that black women are more like to engage above and beyond any other race. What I often find is that many men are referring to how submissive a woman is or isn’t – the idea of submission itself is a multi-faceted one -, and that’s a completely different discussion about power dynamics in cultures and relationships. Characterising this as ‘drama’ to my mind is a way of silencing and trying to subjugate women (regardless of race).

      On Kanye’s specific comments – Racism is far from over, some people still discriminate based on the inherent belief that some races are superior to others. That these prejudices have become compounded by other ‘isms’ doesn’t change that.

    • concerned

      March 15, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      “Black women come with more drama”
      You came onto a predominantly black website created by an intelligent black woman and you had the guts to type this rubbish. Have you no shame? Since when did one’s skin color determine their characteristics? And how does the rest of your comment justify the belief that black women bring more drama and some guys won’t take that? Bikonu, explain sha

    • SOLO ACT

      March 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      if black men are soo smart why did they sell themselves as salves? if black men are soo smart why were they slaves for over 400 years? the fact is that black men for the most part have failed the black race. that is why black women struggle to provide because of the absence of strong men to lead the way. maybe if you were as strong as the white man, black women would be as care free as white women.

  7. chi-e-z

    March 15, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    c I was all Chi-town love to Kan-ye but omo this guy has sold out big time. He should just STFU after selling the rights for some old french white guy..i mean french like most racist/exploitative people.. to use words N* in Paris for his clothing line.I’m sure this guy would have sold his greatgrandmother back then into slavery for money and a woman with big yansh…tschew kmt… he is such a sell out. Why is this word n* still being used by anyone today. no one thinks of the women who were stripped naked, raped, had their kids snatched from them, watched their daughters get raped, sons get murdered as they were soold like cattles in chains on a line all because they were N* women so not up to standards of being human. People think racism is just modern day racism that doesn’t kill forgetting the roots of an evil doctrine that thank goodness is slowly dwindling out of respect for those women why would anyone even use such hurtful words.

  8. lol

    March 15, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    funny because kanye used to be like a huge black activist until he married kim k. Like all he cares about is wanting RACIST FASHION industry to accept him and his artistic mind. Dude is now rich in calabasas( mother in-law house) he thinks he is oblivious. Men when the kardashians dump him maybe he will come back as of now we have lost him.

  9. Kamal

    March 15, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    “Say we are inferior” rather

  10. Underdog

    March 16, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Thank you Kanye. I have always wondered how/ why the legendary designers, musicians still work with him despite his public shortcoming and some quite frankly dumb. I get it now, it’s deep and clear understanding such as this that trumps all of those embarrassing moments we tend to focus on. He is greatly talented and I guess just like everyone else, he battles his own demons. He is 110% correct about racism as it is being peddled today, so petty and outright irrelevant. DISCRIMINATION especially with OPPORTUNITY is the one you should focus on. Who cares what anyone calls me. Call the N word all day long, I don’t care. But failing to reward my handwork whether remuneration or further opportunity when its glaringly obvious, It’s fighting for improving education, voting rights, health care, job opportunities, fair housing/ real estate policies. Yet the world choses to focus on the bouncing ball and fight around the bouncing ball with no current value. Who said what?, who called someone else the N. word or other related words. Let’s break boundaries and work twice or thrice as hard if we have to, proving our mettle and relevance that will make you indispensable and hence extremely successful (wealth, power, security, etc). There is a reason why hospitals and other health care related companies love to hire Nigerian doctors, nurses. It’s the experience of their work ethic. They still may not like you or understand your culture or point of view, heck they may even call us the the N. word but they respect our work ethic which lead to hiring more of us.
    On a side note, whoever thinks interracial dating, marriage is self hate, obviously has low self esteem compensated for by outward projection of discontent. Judge individuals on the basis of their heart and what works for you. Guys speak from their experience of dating women of various races, as much as you don’t want to generalize…..you can’t ignore thats it’s statistically significant. Too much DRAMA from your average African America woman which I believe is societal (single mother homes, dead beat fathers)….and please my dear African women with culture and values kindly refrain from drawing yourself into those conclusions cause you are different unless you chose to adopt their values. Stay blessed y’all and keep restoring order to the lop sided scale.

    • lol

      March 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      Did your fore fathers pick cotton for 300 years? No
      Did you family get separated? No
      You know what’s funny during world war 2 America put Japanese in internment camps 20 years later they compensated them with 20,000 each.
      Or native Indians don’t pay taxes, AD their compensation.
      So here’s my question why didn’t they apologized and compensate the same people who built America to what it is today.
      Why because Japanese and native Indians have skin colors close to the whites.
      So shut up and take several seats because your paragraph is useless.

    • Underdog

      March 16, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      There goes slave mentality at it’s finest. You choose to remain a prisoner of limitations. And you know, one can have a serious conversation or discussion without insults. History is full of unspeakable and horrific injustices including within the black race for example or even my dear Nigeria with regards to tribalism/ ethinicism. Would you like not to pay taxes too or would you prefer a monthly check to pay for the injustice done to great grandfathers an other ancestors of the black race. Well it ain’t going to happen. We don’t need privilege, reparation, token black person, food stamps, abysmal welfare programs. We strongly desire opportunity, fairness and equality. Don’t prejudge us and judge us by our actions and capability. That’s what is going to help us grow stronger, more educated and more powerful just like the latinos are in America and soon they all can’t do without pandering to them. America has a black President, the older generation who’ve seen slavery first hand, gleam with pride and joy that they walk into a room with a black doctor, go to bank and the manager is black, have an audience with an excellent attorney who is black, black entrepreneurs who employ people of various races . Again I applaud your knowledge of history, you can chose to live in the past with bitterness and resentment. Or you can look back, refresh you eyes and memory for the prime function of moving forward.
      The greatest lesson learned from Mandela was not Persistence, Endurance, Activism. It was FORGIVENESS and moving forward to make us all better human beings.

  11. Underdog

    March 16, 2015 at 4:54 am

    ” African American Woman”

  12. Underdog

    March 16, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    There goes slave mentality at it’s finest. You choose to remain a prisoner of limitations. And you know, one can have a serious conversation or discussion without insults. History is full of unspeakable and horrific injustices including within the black race for example or even my dear Nigeria with regards to tribalism/ ethinicism. Would you like not to pay taxes too or would you prefer a monthly check to pay for the injustice done to great grandfathers an other ancestors of the black race. Well it ain’t going to happen. We don’t need privilege, reparation, token black person, food stamps, abysmal welfare programs. We strongly desire opportunity, fairness and equality. Don’t prejudge us and judge us by our actions and capability. That’s what is going to help us grow stronger, more educated and more powerful just like the latinos are in America and soon they all can’t do without pandering to them. America has a black President, the older generation who’ve seen slavery first hand, gleam with pride and joy that they walk into a room with a black doctor, go to bank and the manager is black, have an audience with an excellent attorney who is black, black entrepreneurs who employ people of various races . Again I applaud your knowledge of history, you can chose to live in the past with bitterness and resentment. Or you can look back, refresh you eyes and memory for the prime function of moving forward.
    The greatest lesson learned from Mandela was not Persistence, Endurance, Activism. It was FORGIVENESS and moving forward to make us all better human beings.

  13. Underdog

    March 16, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Last response was to Lol and the “12 years a slave” statement.

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