Like many celebrities who slammed Kanye West’s Donald Trump tweets last week, rapper Eve is fed up with West.
The co-host of “The Talk” became emotional while responding to the Chicago native’s comments that slavery “sound [sic] like a choice,” on “TMZ Live” Tuesday.
“My stomach hurts. It is so disrespectful,” she says on the CBS morning show Wednesday, May 2 dissing the fact that West, who grew up on the south side of Chicago with a mom who taught African American studies, has such ideas. “You wanna be a free-thinker, you wanna be thought-provoking, you cannot have these ideas without facts to back them up. Slavery is a fact, slavery is part of our history, slavery is embedded within us, we cannot forget it.”
“At the end of the day, we all got lucky and got plucked out of our hoods and live these amazing lives,” Eve continues. “But you cannot be so far in your bubble to think that you are not a part of what this history is. It hurts my feelings … because I’m like, 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 out there looking at me, listening to me today, pick up some Nas, pick up some Damien Marley, pick up some J. Cole, pick up some Kendrick Lamar. Listen to these artists. I am done with Kanye. I am done.”
In response, several viewers applauded Eve’s remarks and others expressed sympathy toward West.
I agree Eve! Harriet Tubman paved the way for current day blacks! He isn’t thinking right!
— Barbara Dixon (@Badixon0406) May 2, 2018
Eve you are really coming into ur own, SPEAK my sister, SPEAK on it…💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾😛
— MaTilda (@letamgod) May 2, 2018
Your comments today were truly amazing. Its so nice 2 see a celeb stand up for what she believes in & not afraid 2 speak her mind! You are truly a strong beautiful woman & I agree 1000% with u! Kanye is DONE!! He has set the black culture back in ways he can’t undue! 51/50 hold!
— 🐶 (@juices_baby) May 2, 2018
This is so wrong! Mental health is a big issue! Sick ! Who are you or we to judge someone with mental health problems! You should walk in there shoes ! Crossed the line!
— Denise (@Denise75384378) May 2, 2018
This poor man is clearly going through something perhaps cut him some slack and help not hate!!!!
— ❤❤Vi ❤❤ (@vperot) May 2, 2018