Kanye West Suggests Slavery Was "A Choice" | The View

  • Published on May 2, 2018

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  • Love love 822
    Love love 822 Day ago

    N yet u will find/see many blacks supporting his music n buying his trainers...🤔🤔🤔

    • Arsene Wenger
      Arsene Wenger 3 hours ago

      Because he says a lot of things that are true. 96 percent of black people vote democrat, sorry but that makes 0 sense and shows that slavery has never stopped. Btw tell me 1 republican that owned a slave? Democrats started slavery and the kkk. republicans ended slavery. Wake up!

  • Rosa Osorio
    Rosa Osorio Day ago

    Who ever thought that having darker skin meant you was less I will never understand

  • Sean J110
    Sean J110 Day ago


  • ava deer
    ava deer 3 days ago

    Britney Spears shaved her hair because she needed to cover drug use. I forgot the drug but it stays in your system for a long time and she needed to do so, so she could see her kids.

  • Melissa Bee
    Melissa Bee 4 days ago +1

    Kanye is a fucking idiot

  • Ryan G
    Ryan G 5 days ago

    JOY! haha! The look on meghans face when joy joked bout Kelly Conway not making sense haha... and no meghan ur NO Expert. Your thick lol.

  • lily Tarticchio
    lily Tarticchio 6 days ago +1

    Even if they may have had numbers, white men and other slave owners had had advantages that slaves did not have. They had guns and other weapons that overpowered, let's say an African tribe's weapon source. Black slaves were not mentally enslaved if for years, many slaves died trying to escape and/or stand up for their rights. I would not call that a choice. It was a horrible thing forced upon many men and women

  • Chaquata Thomas
    Chaquata Thomas 7 days ago

    Thank you Joy....
    Once slavery was declared illegal, some states didn't even follow it....for one....then here comes the systematic plan that continued to keep us mentally enslaved....
    See the state of the chains just changed, not the symbolism!

  • Ronie Pryor
    Ronie Pryor 7 days ago

    I literally wanted to hug Van for having the heart to speak up to him. I actually teared up because I've had to relay the same sentiment to both people of color and white people alike. I honestly had no idea that he was so in touch with the real struggle of POC because from where I stand, a lot of our men are so distracted by fads and the so-called culture that was left to us by the very society who enslaved us. Pleasantly surprised.

  • Latte Arrival
    Latte Arrival 8 days ago

    His clarification is actually a good point I don’t use Twitter so I only knew he said the choice thing so I was really angry but his tweet speaks to HOW we were oppressed for so long and possibly to how we still are in ways today

  • Siyathokoza Zulu
    Siyathokoza Zulu 11 days ago

    she was born in 68?! what?!

  • Elijah 314
    Elijah 314 11 days ago

    Ultimatum...it was an ultimatum...not a choice

  • GucciKage
    GucciKage 12 days ago

    Kanye is basically saying black people like being slaves and being whipped everyday he's also saying that being separated from your family and working 24 hrs is a choice. How is he a genius

  • scott toombs
    scott toombs 18 days ago

    Open your eyes and ears. Does not the desert thrust out life or consume such? It would seem only a fool would not devise a way to sell his brothers to a richer lot of life and able to shackle his brother by his tongue. Made a few rich and insured a voice they did not have way back when. Yet, what have they learned?.. to not care for their Native lands cries? So, they continue there pilgrimage with no plan of return. :( Unprofitable children it would seem.? :( Mexico got it figured out thou. :0 > So, it should be no surprise that the limit of plantations of a Great Nation. Shall be reduced if over its minority allowance. Interesting judgement of the Wedding. :)
    What Prisoner would not rather build a pipeline rather than, be caught in it?.. No, idea how she misunderstood the term/slang>stunting as anything less then practicing lyrics>generation gap communication issue. :)

  • rogerio maria
    rogerio maria 20 days ago

    K💩w .. yo bro at what time we start the slavery work today?? At 10 o’clock ok I will be there in a 5 it’s ok ..

  • Taj Rice
    Taj Rice 20 days ago

    I can see how Kanye was thinking at the time, but still that comment was COMPLETELY ridiculous.

  • musicbaby music
    musicbaby music 25 days ago

    Kanye is an ignorant mofo

  • caramelbilquees
    caramelbilquees 25 days ago +2

    You know Black were threatened by GUNS?????

  • Nik Olo
    Nik Olo 27 days ago

    Holocaust was a choice

  • Strapgod 30
    Strapgod 30 27 days ago

    His name is van

  • Abigail Goodin
    Abigail Goodin 28 days ago

    Meghan McCain: “i’M a PoLiTiCaL aNaLySt”.... “i’M aN eXpErT”

  • Pookie D.
    Pookie D. 28 days ago

    Kanye West is a moron. He doesn't have the sense God gave a fuckin rock.

  • michelle ragland
    michelle ragland 29 days ago

    Kanye isn't intellectually sound

  • RockWell Kay1
    RockWell Kay1 29 days ago

    10 months later March 2019 Kanye West still in the sunken Place y'all, let's keep praying for the man.🙏🙏❤❤

  • Novascotia Skater
    Novascotia Skater Month ago

    Sorry...what? Is that Meghan McCain suggesting that someone who wants to discuss their evolving political views sit down for a calm conversation about their ideology in a way that is easily accessible for all of us to understand?

  • chip killa
    chip killa Month ago

    Why do people not understand already? Take this man’s word with a grain of salt.

  • klimber10001
    klimber10001 Month ago

    A genius? Get real... genius he says, haaaa

  • Samiratu Seidu
    Samiratu Seidu Month ago

    Meghan is just nasty😡

  • Meron Meron
    Meron Meron Month ago

    Why they're talking about him as someone educated has said that statement. He's is just an illiterate only can loudly speaking call himself a singer which is funny no less no more

  • beba micou
    beba micou Month ago

    Joy is apart of the blk panther party.

  • beba micou
    beba micou Month ago

    The numbers were not on our side...remember nat turner...????

  • Chaida Bango Bango
    Chaida Bango Bango Month ago

    Kanye got told!!!!! #Respect

    SHAUNA JOHNS Month ago

    Callyod your so right

  • Katherine Alvarez
    Katherine Alvarez Month ago

    That’s deep. We are back to step 1, & it’s because of ignorant people like trump and kanye

  • Chantay Berry
    Chantay Berry Month ago

    Wait what? Kanye West has deliberately lost his mind. He’s not well, but he knew what the exactly what he said!


    not to mention the threat of having a family member on a separate but close-by plantation where slave masters are in cahoots to harm your family member your mother, sister, son, husband, , daughter whoever if you stepped out of line and was disobedient.

  • JamAL Young
    JamAL Young 2 months ago


  • Paris G
    Paris G 2 months ago

    Meghan's ancestors owned slaves #slaverysupporter

  • Steven Kolar
    Steven Kolar 2 months ago

    If people would just watch the whole fucking interview and not take his words out of context

  • Chris M
    Chris M 3 months ago +1

    I'm NO Kanye West fan but I give him SO much CREDIT for making this comment!!! Hes SO CORRECT, rape my woman n BEAT n KILL my CHILDREN n if I CHOOSE to NOT act IRREGARDLESS of the outcome, MOST CERTAINLY MAKES IT A CHOICE!!!! JUST AS TODAY, we CHOOSE EVERYDAY to REMAIN COMMON DAY SLAVES!!!!!! WAKE THE FK UP U FKIN MORONS!!!!!!

  • destini miss
    destini miss 3 months ago

    I watched keeping up with the kardashians when kanye went to tmz and kim said that she was aware of what he was doing and telling so to me,and with evidences, he did it for selling albums,to make some noises and it's really pathetic.This is disgusting

  • Uranium4ever
    Uranium4ever 3 months ago

    But... slavery, like everything else... was a choice. (A choice of inaction against it)

  • shaquille mccray
    shaquille mccray 3 months ago

    Kardashian Curse is REAL!!!!!!!!!!

  • unhappiness
    unhappiness 3 months ago

    maybe it wasn't that bad.
    maybe today's video will be editted to show how terrible life is in the past.
    to show...technology wins.

  • unhappiness
    unhappiness 3 months ago

    stick to your musics boy.

  • Cliffracer
    Cliffracer 3 months ago

    Americans are dumb

  • first notion
    first notion 3 months ago +1

    Kanye doesn’t know history - Slaves revolted multiple times in different numbers big and small. Not only that but they tried to escape individually and in small groups throughout as well. There were some successes and some failures. There’s always been pushback.

  • Tea Kea
    Tea Kea 3 months ago

    Megan..you think you're an "Expert" on many things political...uhhhmmm no...guess what..You're an expert on.... nothing.

  • Tamerra T
    Tamerra T 3 months ago

    How come Joy knows more about slavery than Kanye? 😂

  • Tamerra T
    Tamerra T 3 months ago

    It’s called cognitive dissonance Kanye 🤦🏾‍♀️

  • Brittany Robinson
    Brittany Robinson 3 months ago


  • Isaac Dave
    Isaac Dave 3 months ago

    Kanye is a GLOBAL Fucktard

  • The GTC
    The GTC 3 months ago +1

    What people don't understand is that what he meant by saying 400 years instead of 200 years of slavery is that he meant that black people are enslaved by the media, being told how and what to think, and act as if we are eternally victimised from something that NEVER happened to us, by the way.
    P.S: if you know the different parts of slavery throughout history, you would know about the Arab slave trade, one of the many times white people where put in a slavery positions. But don't see any "Arab guilt" anywhere, hmm?

  • A1 AB
    A1 AB 4 months ago

    Slavery was a choice. You decide in your mind that you are a slave. I'm happy Kanye said what he said !! Provoke thought & hold white people accountable for what they've done

  • Hope Sorrowgrave, The Outcast

    "Mentally enslaved"

  • jole' Mays
    jole' Mays 4 months ago +3

    You don't hear Jews saying the Holocaust was a choice

  • herodog1
    herodog1 4 months ago

    If a non African-American would have said that they wouldn't be so gentle with Kanye.

  • L G
    L G 4 months ago

    Kanye is talking about people being mentally enslaved..when he is the biggest puppet

  • L G
    L G 4 months ago +1

    Kanye West is done, “mental slavery was a choice”? Well then shall we say your mental health problems are a choice too? See how stupid that sounds.

  • callie ford
    callie ford 4 months ago +1

    Ignorance at its finest!🤨

  • Mindy Lynn
    Mindy Lynn 4 months ago


  • Harambe Was Framed
    Harambe Was Framed 4 months ago

    Can’t help but agree that Slavery was a choice and is still a choice to this modern day. Accept it whether you like it or not.

  • NeighborhoodTolerance
    NeighborhoodTolerance 4 months ago

    Every time Megan McCain talks , i want to pull out the worlds smallest violin and play the absolute most depressing fucking song that ever existed. She always sounds like she’s on the brink of tears.

  • Jacqueline Perry
    Jacqueline Perry 4 months ago

    Working and paying taxes and still being treated like a slave is not a choice cause I still gotta eat.and feed my kids.

  • Ms Sagittarius
    Ms Sagittarius 4 months ago

    So true only the sleep will disagree look at the world everyone is mentally slaves

  • Robert Rose
    Robert Rose 4 months ago +1

    "I've gotten a lot more conservative in my politics as I got older". I think that's the opposite of evolving Meghan.

  • smilelastawhile
    smilelastawhile 5 months ago +1


  • Sydney foote
    Sydney foote 5 months ago

    Laws do not change mentality;laws did not change daniel in the lion"s den

  • Elizabeth Schokman
    Elizabeth Schokman 5 months ago +1

    Nobody's born as a Slave. Mankind ruled treat Human as Slave. We all are Servants of God.

    • Le Colosse
      Le Colosse 3 months ago

      +Chloe Boylan why wouldn't you want to be a servant of God? he promises to bless while slavery promises were to submit or death!

    • Chloe Boylan
      Chloe Boylan 5 months ago +1

      Do we have a choice to be a servant of god

  • Rikane Jose
    Rikane Jose 5 months ago

    I got his point though. He just didn't express himself correctly. He meant to say all of the slaves should have retaliated and seek revenge and there was enough to bring these white people down. Maybe now we might think of the possible solution because of our freedom today but then it they didn't have a choice. Look at Haiti 🇭🇹, the Haitians all relaliated and united to fight against it and we won, while black Americans just sat there and took it.

  • Eric LaDay Jr.
    Eric LaDay Jr. 5 months ago +1

    Kanye is right About us Having a Choice in Slavery. We need to Break our chains from the white suppressors and get back together.

  • Truth be Told
    Truth be Told 5 months ago

    Black ppl care to much to be apart of a white ppl world when we says it's not made for us.. So why try so hard to be apart of it! Smfh Kanye was right about us staying this way and we have the numbers #WakeUp

  • S cell
    S cell 5 months ago

    It was a choice. May have been a horrible one, but it was choice.

  • KanyeDidn'tMakeTaylorFamous

    I swear I don't love the drama- it loves me!!
    Yo, where my Swiftie squad at?

  • Bonnie Robinson
    Bonnie Robinson 5 months ago

    No fence sitting on this issue. There was no choice. It was wrong.

  • hmrhuang
    hmrhuang 5 months ago

    Kanye West is an idiot. Period.

  • Smeak !!!
    Smeak !!! 5 months ago

    Slavery was a choice. It just wasn't ours, it was the white people's choice

  • Malo Perverso
    Malo Perverso 5 months ago +1

    Getting AIDS is a Choice, Slavery is/was NOT......

    • Chloe Boylan
      Chloe Boylan 5 months ago +1

      Getting aids isn't often a choice people lie and don't get checked all the time 1 in 2 americans have herpes apparently

    • Diznee CynDi
      Diznee CynDi 5 months ago +1

      Getting AIDS is a choice? Please explain.

  • Mary Ann M
    Mary Ann M 5 months ago

    400 years was the same time frame when Joseph and the Israelites were slaves in Egypt before the Exodus

  • Niki91-HR
    Niki91-HR 5 months ago

    Every nation on this planet who faced slavery surely didn't choose it. Even today....no one chooses it. That is a stupid thing to say.

  • Brian Keating
    Brian Keating 5 months ago

    Woopie What have you done for you community

  • Brian Keating
    Brian Keating 5 months ago

    Black people don't support each other. They don't raise their communities

  • A. Jahtu
    A. Jahtu 5 months ago

    Why would anyone listen to Coonaye?

  • Noelia  Gonzalez
    Noelia Gonzalez 5 months ago

    Kanye has Mental illness and I am sad for him.

  • Carlos Morgado
    Carlos Morgado 5 months ago

    Kanye West and the Kardashians represent and personify the image that the rest of the world has about americans: they are ignorant, futile and materialistic to an abhorrent level! You should get rid of people like these. They should be irrelevant as they are in fact

  • Gigi Osme
    Gigi Osme 5 months ago

    The man has mental issue, dumb is the first illness

  • chris ammons
    chris ammons 5 months ago

    Lmao, what is this institutional racism, really. Please keep in mind it was Republicans that fought for and won the civil rights movement. Since then there is no law the prohibits opportunity to anyone based on race. There are racists in the country for sure. But there is no such thing as institutional racism.... Facts. Debate me.

  • Kyle Crane
    Kyle Crane 5 months ago

    People have been enslaved for thousands of years-about half the Roman Empire consisted of slaves, and I'm pretty none of them volunteered for the position...when you take people'"s power from them absolutely, they become absolutely powerless...

  • Supreme Bape
    Supreme Bape 5 months ago +1

    it was a choice. I rather fight back and die then be someones slave for life

  • Jesus flower child
    Jesus flower child 5 months ago

    I agree with whoopi

  • Bethany Dewis
    Bethany Dewis 5 months ago

    He needs to read a book the Haitian revolution so many other examples what a fool

  • Larry Paul
    Larry Paul 6 months ago

    First of all he’s not a genius

  • Agnes Fox
    Agnes Fox 6 months ago

    It was a choice by black African tribal slave traders who sold off their own people to slave owners around the world.

  • dadada486
    dadada486 6 months ago

    When Whoopi says we are back to square one that is because all of sudden we are starting to listen to celebrities like they know what they are talking about. Like they help us understand issues of history, politics and science. How about we get these crazy celebrities out of politics. I don't know what makes them think they are qualified to redefine the world for us. Can we get back to the world where money and fame does not equate to political representation?

  • Edruezzi
    Edruezzi 6 months ago +1

    There were more reporters and cameras in that meeting than if the president were meeting Angela Merkel or Justin Trudeau. This is a rapper.

  • James Brown
    James Brown 6 months ago

    #BlackReparation Movements.

  • Anton Chigurh
    Anton Chigurh 6 months ago

    I never seen people that enjoyed being oppressed more than the current left.

  • terrys049
    terrys049 6 months ago

    Let me brake it down for Kyanne. Slavery was never abolished according the 13th amendment. The choice is to do away with it. So choose or do you want to sit there like the rest of them slaves and act like you afraid to fight for freedom. My grandparents owned and I lived on a plantation in LIL Rock. I can tell you this. Many slaves didn't want to leave the plantation cause they had nowhere to go and no food to eat. So stayin was a choice between livin and starvin. Today we have option but to not choose is yo choice for all of the brothers and sisters still bound by the law. Remember slavery is a choice.

    • Phenom AL
      Phenom AL 5 months ago

      I'm everyone in 1 & m the straitest one of them all!

  • Marco Lopez
    Marco Lopez 6 months ago

    Well technically you have a choice either be a slave or die maybe not the choice you want but it is a choice. I bet a lot of slaves choose to die than be a slave

  • Marco Martinez
    Marco Martinez 6 months ago

    Lets vote