During an interview on a Tuesday with Harvey Levin of TMZ, Kanye West described former President Barack Obama as the “opioids” of the black community.
“Obama was our opioids. It made us feel like everything was good,” he said during the interview.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So proud of <a href="https://twitter.com/RealCandaceO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RealCandaceO</a> for her interview with <a href="https://twitter.com/kanyewest?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@kanyewest</a> on <a href="https://twitter.com/TMZ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TMZ</a> <br><br>She stood her ground, was incredibly articulate, and brilliant as always! <a href="https://t.co/n8RsZNBMS8">pic.twitter.com/n8RsZNBMS8</a></p>— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) <a href="https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/991377021950308352?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Kanye said Obama was held in such a high regard that it alienated himself from the lower class.
“The class war is one of the reasons why Trump won because Obama was so high class that it stopped speaking to the middle and the lower class,” he said. “He’s so classy, and to break the class system, we have to start by loving ourselves.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A culture shift no one saw coming. What do you have to lose but everything to gain.<br>Kanye West working with President Trump will Make America Great Again for so many…just wait and see! 🎤🎼<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MAGA?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MAGA</a>🇺🇸<a href="https://twitter.com/RealCandaceO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RealCandaceO</a><a href="https://twitter.com/kanyewest?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@kanyewest</a><a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RealDonaldTrump</a> <a href="https://t.co/VjdUipKK5X">https://t.co/VjdUipKK5X</a></p>— Gary DeSantis (@KMGGaryde) <a href="https://twitter.com/KMGGaryde/status/991476252241530881?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
West said that he felt that Hollywood and the media had created a perception that black men had to be perfect, just like Obama, to be successful.
“This perfect idea of a superhero with Obama, or Michael Jordan — I want to show people that it is ok to screw up, and you still can make it through things,” he said.
West said that his friends had text and emailed him repeatedly about the things that Trump had done, but he reminded them that Obama had done some of the same things.
“Black people have a tendency to focus and march when a white person kills a black person or wears a hat, but when it’s 700 kids being killed in Chicago it’s O.K. … There’s been more focus and more marches about whites killing blacks than kids in Chicago killing each other,” he said.
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West admitted that he got addicted to opioids after he got liposuction plastic surgery and they gave him opioid painkillers as part of his recovery.
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100% turnaround from the progenitor of anti-white sentiments in America. That's awfully suspicious.
Very True… Obama got a pass on most things just bc of his race not bc of his policies - TRUTH!!
Kanye is right. Obama couldn't connect with any group except the rich, corrupted DC swamp. He didn't care for black or white people. Liberals are going to have a major hissy fit over his remarks.
People do change their way of thinking, sometimes for good, sometimes not-he’s talking about his experiences that he felt caused a change in thinking-no hard & fast opinion, wish him the best in his life
The face being shown by the liberal establishment over this man's personal opinion is a slap to the face of all free thinking black men and women. They exhibit their prejudice to impugne his reputation while threatening his life. So much for liberal tolerance.
Somebody had to reach. Ya can't expect change… If nobody really wants it. I once had the ear of a young black author who became famous b4 my eyes. When I suggested he reach out to Trump… He blocked me. He was writing books about all he'd learned…yet he learned nothing bc he "couldn't" be "the one". Sad (black first)
Kanye doesn't know the difference between arrogance and class. As always, enjoyed you article, Lexy.
Full of shyte as usual. If he has to blame Obama for his drug habit then he's still in denial.
That was a high dose of Kayne truth. He is not afraid to show himself, which is incredibly refreshing.