Kayne West has no issue with stirring the pot and causing controversy. It doesn’t matter if you like the guy or not but you have to hand it to him, he certainly knows how to tick off liberals.
Kayne who now legally goes by the name “Ye,” showed just how versed he is in drawing the ire of the left when he appeared on the podcast “Drink Champs” on Thursday. The show is hosted by hip-hop icons N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN who had the controversial rapper on to discuss current events in the country.
The conversation turned to Black History month and other leftist staples when “Ye” kicked over the hornet’s nest.
“Ye” stated that Black History month should be canceled and called out Vice President Kamala Harris for her disappearance since the taking office.
According to Variety, the two-hour-plus interview — which the publication called “wildly unfiltered,” as if the publication is unfamiliar with the man — garnered 3 million views in the first 12 hours after it was posted on Thursday and was the top trending topic on Twitter.
Here is more from Western Journal:
It was also the most viewed single episode to date for Revolt TV, the multimedia platform founded by rapper and entertainment executive Sean “Diddy” Combs that produces “Drink Champs” and other shows.
And it was a direct challenge to today’s liberal political orthodoxy.
For instance: “It’s like, Black History Month — cancel,” West said. “Put this on black Twitter right now. ‘Ye says cancel Black History Month.’”
“Cancel black history month. Why? I need Black Future Month. I need Black Possibility Month. I’m tired of seeing us get hosed down. I’m tired of talking about slavery & how we should only be so lucky to vote for a woman we ain’t seen since the election.”
– Kanye West pic.twitter.com/XbQIU3tGMl
— Rasta Redpill (@RastaRedpill) November 6, 2021
“Why? I need Black Future Month. I need Black Possibility Month. I’m tired of seeing us get hosed down,” West continued.
“I’m tired of talking about slavery and how we should only be so lucky to vote for a woman we ain’t seen since the election.”
That isn’t the kind of talk Democrats want to hear from major black figures in American culture, of course. The progressive movement is too firmly tied to the narrative of black victimization, as a matter of both history and contemporary life.
When black celebrities like West embrace the idea of the opportunities the country offers, the idea of a black future, the left goes into melt-down mode.
But West has long made it clear he isn’t going to be intimidated.
Earlier in the episode, West had similar remarks about Harris, going after the vice president’s low profile in the wake of the 2020 election.
“You know [rapper] Pusha [T] voted Democrat — voted for Kamala — we ain’t seen her since the election either,” West said.
He also went on to criticize black voters’ affinity for the Biden-Harris ticket.
“They got 94 percent of the black female vote,” West said, before quipping: “You would have thought Drake was running.”
Kanye takes shot at Kamala Harris saying she got 94% of black women’s vote you would have thought Drake was running! pic.twitter.com/dpqw34jE1Y
— VideoMixtape.com (@VideoMixtape_) November 5, 2021
Drake, for those of you who don’t know, is another hip-hop artist Kanye has beef with.
West also touched on canceling Black History Month — an annual event which the left has turned into a celebration of perpetual black victimhood — and replacing it with something like Black Future Month. He mentions that Kamala Harris has largely disappeared from the spotlight. He’s described as “wildly unfiltered” by Variety.
If you are wondering if West still has his MAGA hat?
“I’ve still got a red hat on today, I’ll let y’all know that,” West said. “I might not got it on [at the moment] but I’ll let y’all know where I stand.”
And nobody can ignore him, no matter how much the left just seems to wish he’d just go away.