Kanye West recently embarked on another of his notorious rants, this time making not very much sense about the subject of racism, having taken a 360 degree turn from his own racist allegations made two years ago.
In a recent interview with Style Magazine, in which Kanye spoke about fashion and marriage, he also spoke about his current view on racism, claiming it is nothing more than a “distraction to humanity.”
His comments are totally contradictory to what Kanye West said about the subject of racism two years ago, while on his Yeezus tour, when he ranted about Grammy nominations and racism from fashion companies.
Nevertheless, in his interview with Style, Kanye ranted,
“Racism and the focus on racism is a distraction to humanity. It would be like focusing on the cousin from your mom’s side versus the cousin on your dad’s side. We’re all cousins. We’re all the same race. To even focus on the concept of race, it’s like—perhaps people give me an extra cookie for the fact that my color palette is so controlled and I’m Black.”
In continuing to share his views on the matter, West continued, saying, “I’m not dissing Luis Vuitton, I’m not dissing the Gucci group and shit. I’m just saying, don’t discriminate against me because I’m a Black man or because I’m a celebrity and tell me that I can create, but not feel. ‘Cause you know damn well there aren’t no black guys or celebrities making no Louis Vuitton nothing.'”
And what’s with Kanye’s insistence on it being alright for black people to use the N word, while he claims racism when a white person says it? While we don’t know the answer to this question, it’s pretty clear that Kanye West needs to spend some more time thinking about what he really feels about racism, instead of making contrary comments on the ever-sensitive matter.