Adidas Won't Cut Ties with Kanye Despite His Controversial Slavery Comments

Adidas Won't Cut Ties with Kanye Despite His Controversial Slavery Comments

American rap legend, Kanye West, may have just lost a large number of fans due to his recent remarks. Yet, West seems to be praising him and we still do not know the answer as to why. The company's chief executive officer, Kasper Rorsted, did not directly address the comments the rapper made, but noted that the business has benefited from the artist and his Yeezy line.

"We can not comment on every single comment or external creators are making". Elsewhere in the interview, T.I. said that Kanye is "emphatically certainly serious" about running for USA president in 2020.

Adidas said it planned to discuss them with the rapper, but nothing beyond that was mentioned. "I had breakfast with him on Sunday and we talked for nearly two hours and I didn't get a hint of any of this. I haven't had any conversation with Kanye in the last 24 hours", he continued. Like, you were there for 400 years and it's all of y'all. "That sounds like a choice", he went on argue.

Kanye later clarified his comments in a lengthy series of tweets, saying in part, "the reason why I brought up the 400 years point is because we can't be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years". "So, prison is something that unites us as one race".

While West's statements were shocking, Levin told FOX 5 he worries about people's efforts to silence free speech and the opinions that they don't agree with.

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Some of those tweets have since been deleted.

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His whole thing is that we're choosing to be enslaved by choosing to listen to the media outlets, we're letting people influence our thoughts, influence the way we do things, and I think that's what he meant.

Kanye hasn't strayed far from the headlines this week since re-emerging on social media following a yearlong absence.

Feminist writer Roxane Gay tweeted, "I don't have the energy for nonsense but Kanye saying slavery was a choice reiterates my previous statements about how unsafe his trite, shallow ramblings are". For us as African American people, the answer to the poverty that plagues our neighborhood. the answer is to make enough money to move out, and the answer to our friends and family that usually have outlandish ideas is to distance ourselves from them. Many suggest this is all part of the role out for his forthcoming album while other people have said that this is part of a performance art piece.

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