When pressed further about Kanye's divisive opinions about the institution of slavery, Rorsted noted that he hadn't had "any conversation with Kanye in the last 24 hours". "I like the word prison 'cause slavery goes too - too direct to the idea of blacks". Turn your back on Kanye West now, he seems to say, and you're a member of the "thought police", working against the principles of free thought and free love he claims to represent.
In tweets he postedlater that day, West attempted to clarify his comments. West appeared volatile and erratic, first admitting that he was addicted to opioids and eventually delivering this jaw-dropping statement: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years - for 400 years?" You was there for 400 years and it's all of y'all?
West continues to receive backlash after his TMZ Live appearance Tuesday, particularly thanks to a comment in which he suggests that blacks in America were somehow responsible for their own enslavement.
'Kanye's a different guy, ' the former safety said ... And then he deleted some of the tweets.
It's true that dramatic album rollouts have become West's default release strategy, with the rapper prefacing his past three albums - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Yeezus and The Life of Pablo - with random song drops, elaborately staged TV performances and, as always, inflammatory Twitter dialogue. "That's pretty much the party line at this stage", he said. "I'm always gonna represent that, but I also represent the world".
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"The statement was an example of free thought".
While he stressed how important West was to his brand, Rørsted also added that "there clearly are some comments we don't support".
Shay Shay said she'd like to take the small platform their radio station has and use it to discontinue giving Kanye his platform.