Kanye, Words Matter!

On Wednesday morning I appeared on CNN with John Berman and Poppy Harlow to discuss Kanye West’s comments about how slavery was a “choice” for black people.


My take is that Kanye’s remarks were wholly irresponsible, lacked good judgment and came from an uneducated stance.

With his broad reach and appeal, Kanye should be more mindful of the messages he puts out there—especially when he wants to come back later and say that people misinterpreted what he meant.

It is always important to choose your words carefully.

Words mean things, Kanye.

News Editor for The Root. I said what I said. Period.



He’s too ignorant to get the impact and stupidity of what he said. He’s a child whose ambitions surpass his abilities. Mental enslavement. Kidnapping you and your family members, stripping your identity and killing your language will do that. American Indians know that better than anyone, they came for us as well. He’s ignoring all the institutional racism because his cash allowed him to escape all that but he deludes himself that it was all positive thinking.