Memphis rapper NLE Choppa isn’t ready to cancel Kanye West quite yet. The hip-hop newcomer has come forward to share his thoughts on Yeezy recently making controversial remarks about abolitionist icon Harriet Tubman not freeing Blacks during slavery.
NLE Choppa Won’t Cancel Kanye West
“I think y’all misunderstood watt Kanye said but at the same time idk til he explain himself. I think he saying yes Harriet Tubman freed the slaves but we still was under the whites. We didn’t own any land, jobs, anything. Basically free in our eyes but the system still against us … How we free when THEY own damn near everything, they put us in the hood so we can fail. Gave us drugs, guns, etc to land us in jail and treat us like slaves. I know n*ggas with life sentences over drugs but seen pedophiles live in these surburbs free as can be … Question is how we change all this sh*t … I Made My Own Label I Cant See No N*gga Soning Me 🙅🏽♂️ #NLE💔” -NLE Choppa’s Twitter
On Monday, rap star T.I. went to his social media pages and didn’t hold back on checking Kanye. The Atlanta native and publicized Black Lives Matter activist spoke up for Tubman’s legacy and blasted Ye for downplaying Tubman’s historic contributions to helping the liberation of Blacks during slavery times.
“Nahhhh WE Can’t let you do that Ye’…. What WE NOT gon do is slander nor disrespect the legacy of our heroic Queen Harriet Tubman by telling falsities in an attempt to discredit the contributions she made to LIBERATE OUR PEOPLE‼️ Cuzz U BUGGIN‼️ THIS IS ABSOLUTELY TOO FAR‼️ I truly hope you either have a logical explanation for all this… or get the medical attention you so desperately need Bro. I say this with love and sincerity.” -T.I.’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
Prior to T.I. slamming Kanye West, R&B singer Trey Songz went online with footage of Ye explaining his feelings toward Tubman. Songz questioned Kanye’s state of mind and encouraged his peers to reach out to West.
“They been sayin man Trey need to call these n*ggas before he just put em online blastin. Ye you in the way of progress foreal, how you turn this goofy from who you were? I’m so confused, whoever got his number need to call him.” -Trey Songz’s Instagram
Before You Go
On Sunday, rap star 50 Cent shared the same super cringe footage. In the clip, Yeezy is shown explaining how he believes Tubman didn’t liberate Black people during slavery times and blamed West’s comments on music mogul JAY-Z.
“😆what the f**k did he just say. This is all Jay z fault , kanye’s first Rally. LOL #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi” -50 Cent’s Instagram
“When Harriet Tubman, well Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves. She just had the slaves go work for other white people.” -Kanye West