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K. Michelle Weighs In on Kanye West Controversy, ‘To Throw Away the Whole Black Man Is Something I Can’t Support’

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The “Love and Hip Hop” star on Wednesday, May 2 tweeted that the rapper’s “brilliant” interview with Charlamagne Tha God was overshadowed by West’s remarks about slavery to TMZ.

While speaking to “The Breakfast Club” host, West touched on his relationship with Jay-Z and how storming the stage during Taylor Swift’s 2009 MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech triggered his mental collapse. He also explained how his hospitalization in November 2016 led to a “breakthrough” — what he called his breakdown.

However, after that interview debuted, West stirred controversy when he said on “TMZ Live” Tuesday, “You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sound like a choice. Like, you was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all? It’s like we’re mentally in prison.”

However, K. Michelle said she was moved by Chalamagne’s interview with Ye and warned that folks shouldn’t highlight the TMZ outburst while ignoring the talk between the two men.

“The CTGod interview with Kanye was brilliant and so well done but obviously overshadowed by other events,” she said. “Watching that interview brought me tears, I learned a lot and saw two Black men being mature and agreeing to disagree. Don’t emphasize the TMZ interview but ignore this one.”

However, several fans disagreed.

“The TMZ one was unscripted unlike the pre-talked one between him and Kanye,” one person replied. “The TMZ was the unedited unplanned real talking Kanye.”

“The TMZ one damages the CtG one,” said another. “We can all learn a lot from both but one was a few weeks ago, this one was this week. We’re all just trying to keep up with where Kanye is now. That’s like me still thinking old Kanye is in there. If he was, we wouldn’t be here.”

“That just proves he’s bipolar,” another speculated.

Still, others slammed their fellow Twitter users for spreading negativity. And a few agreed with Michelle.

“The spirit of hate is very heavy on some of y’all,” someone remarked. “Some people don’t understand the extent of damage words can cause but bashing Kanye doesn’t make you no better than him.”

“What y’all not gone do is come under her post being salty,” a fan tweeted. “She didn’t react just like a lot of you people who clearly didn’t receive his message. Dassit. Dassall. Leave my idol alone.”

“I love the interview,” someone said. “I wished we would have saw this interview before the TMZ. I love Kanye!!!”

“It was. He was so sincere,” agreed another fan. “He admitted of his wrongs and that of the relationship with Jay-Z. Saying he was hurt that they didn’t attend his wedding. That was so sincere of him.”

Moments later, the singer clarified that she doesn’t “support everything about Kanye, his statements were insensitive, harsh, a bit unedited for some, but to throw away the whole Black man is something I can’t support. If you feel he is mentally unstable right now, what happened to helping and praying for this man?”

“People are so perfect, or they like to act like it,” she added in a follow-up tweet.

Yet most responders didn’t support Michelle’s plea.

“When he decided to turn his back or close his eyes. Then that’s when he fell from grace,”someone tweeted. “So yes pick him up dust him off, but he’ll still be that same Black man that forgot about the times when his people suffered. No help. He knows what race he is. No excuses.”

“Sorry K but he’s just f’d up and I’ve been saying that from the begging 🤷🏾‍♀️,” someone else said.

“Are you talking about how he threw @DaRealAmberRose away when his made disparaging remarks about her?” another user asked. “@kanyewest [is] doing this as a publicity stunt for his new music, clothing line and his wife. He threw himself away.”

“We tried to pray for him, but Kris Jenner got to him before we could… 🤷‍♀️,” a responder said, which spurred K to reply.

 

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