Kanye West Clarifies 13th Amendment Statement
Kaye West has clarified the statement he previously made about abolishing the 13th Amendment, revealing that his misspoke. As previously reported, Kanye uploaded a photo of himself to social media, wearing a Make America Great Again hat, and captioned the picture, "This represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love." During a recent conversation with TMZ’s Harvey Levin, Kanye cleared up the comment, saying, "And what I want to say is abolish was the wrong language, I misspoke by saying abolish. Amend is the right language. What's beautiful about our constitution is we can amend it. Right? So, in 1865, the 13th amendment stated that no man is destined to slavery or involuntary servitude unless convicted of a crime. This translates to: in order to make a freed man a slave, all you have to do is convict them of a crime." ‘Ye also revealed that he has been trying to contact Colin Kaepernick to bring him to the White House for a meeting with Donald Trump. He said, "I've been callin' Colin this morning, reachin' him, so I can bring Colin to the White House. We can remove that 'sons of b*tches' statement and we can be on the same page." In other news, Kanye has explained why his album, Yandhi — which was supposed to drop over the weekend, has not yet been released. He told Levin, "I didn’t finish it. A person from our management staff had suggested because the album is so good … I started incorporating sounds that you’ve never heard before and pushing and having concepts that people don’t talk about. We have concepts talking about body-shaming and women being looked down upon for how many people that they slept with — it’s just a full YE album." The rapper then said that he will be going to Africa to finish up the album, saying, "This is the type of energy we’re putting into the album, so we’re going to Africa in two weeks to record. I felt this energy when I was in Chicago. I felt the roots. We have to go to what is known as Africa. I just need to go and find out what it’s really called and just really grab the soil and be and cook food. I want to have the mic in the open so you can hear nature while we’re recording. We’re going to bring out the album on what is known as Black Friday. I’m so happy about what is happening."
Kanye West clarifies 13th Amendment statement