In a new interview with Angie Martinez, Meek dished on all things Kanye ’18.
“I saw a little clip where he was saying something that was extra from what they were showing on TV. And he was speaking on some things that were true. When he’s talking about slavery and people had a choice, though, I disagree 10,000 percent. I don’t know what he’s talking about. But I know that he’s trying to deliver a message for a better cause. What he’s trying to do. … I wish him the best. I’m not taking nothing from him. That’s somebody that inspired me. I’ve got my own battle to fight and I’m on some justice reform. I’m trying to free the slaves.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
Last weekend, music icon Stevie Wonder called Ye’s words nothing less than foolishness.
“You know what? Honestly, if you know your history, you know that’s not true,. If you know the truth, you don’t listen to foolishness.” (TMZ)
A few days ago, West Coast rapper Game said he would remain Ye’s friend despite his slavery views.
“Notice that a week ago the world was silent about Kanye. Now the entire world is in uproar over things he has said or done for the world to see,” The Game told Billboard via email. “Don’t think for a minute that his actions and plan weren’t well thought out and set up for his goal to reach his maximum potential. Kanye will always be a friend of mine & although I might not necessarily agree with his views on certain topics, that is what separate us as individuals.” (Billboard)
Despite Game’s positive approach, fellow hip-hop veteran Eve recently said she couldn’t support Yeezy anymore.
“You want to be a free-thinker, you want to be thought-provoking, you cannot have these ideas without facts to back them up. Slavery is a fact. Slavery is part of our history… we cannot forget it – we are still feeling the effects of slavery within our community, within our culture. It hurts me. … This is a man that I actually used to listen to, this is a person that we used to look to as an artist. Any young brothers looking at me, listening to me today – pick up some Nas, pick up Damian Marley, pick up some J. Cole, pick up some Kendrick Lamar. Listen to these artists. I am done with Kanye.” (The Talk)