Kanye Compares Himself To Nat Turner, Once Again Clarifies “Slavery Was A Choice” Comment
I said the idea of sitting in something for 400 years sounds – sounds – like a choice to me, I never said it’s a choice. I never said slavery itself – like being shackled in chains – was a choice. That’s why I went from slave to 400 years to mental prison to this and that. If you look at the clip, you see the way my mind works.
Kanye also takes a moment to compare himself to Nat Turner, the American slave who led a rebellion and freed slaves in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831. He says,
I think that my personality and energy mirrors Nat Turner, or it had in the past, but that showed me that also that Nat Turner approach would land me in the same place Nat Turner landed, and that I would be legendary but also just a martyr. But I guess we’re all martyrs eventually, and we’re all guaranteed to die.
Are you feeling Kanye’s explanation?