breaking news: Kanye refuses to be a yahoo yahoo victim. pic.twitter.com/nNoVzAUCvt
— OG BOBBY JOHNSON (@eseletwits) April 26, 2018
But it seems like maybe Kanye knew he took it too far, because later after his TMZ meltdown, he took to Twitter again to explain himself: “To make myself clear. Of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will. My point is for us to have stayed in that position even though the numbers were on our side means that we were mentally enslaved.”
the Nat Turner movie never made it anywhere because it showed slaves revolting. I understand why my god brother Puff calls his network revolt.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 1, 2018
Then he continued: “The Nat Turner movie never made it anywhere because it showed slaves revolting. I understand why my god brother Puff calls his network revolt. If this was 148 years ago I would have been more like Harriet [Tubman] or Nat. The reason why I brought up the 400 years point is because we can’t be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years…
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) May 2, 2018
“We need free thought now,” he concluded. “Even the statement was an example of free thought.” He also included the Tubman quote “I could have saved thousands—if only I’d been able to convince them they were slaves.” The thing is, Tubman never said that.