Kanye West: Racism Is “Dated, Silly Concept” (VIDEO)
Kanye West dismisses racism as a “silly concept” and calls Drake his “sparring partner” in a characteristically wide-ranging, soundbite-laden new interview with Clique TV in France. Watch the video below.
He declares, “Racism is a dated concept. It’s like a silly concept that people touch on to try to separate, to alienate, to pinpoint anything. It’s stupid. It’s like a bouncing ball in a room with two cats or something. When you don’t feel like playing with the cat, you throw this bouncing ball and literally let them fight over the bouncing ball, and the bouncing ball has nothing, no purpose, anything other than it bounces. That’s racism.”
“It’s not an actual thing that even means anything,” says West. “It’s something that was used to hold people back in the past, but now there have been so many leaps, and breaking of the rules, it’s played out like a style from the 1800s or something.”
The rapper says of his competitor, “I look at Drake as an amazing sparring partner. You know, someone’s who’s like, ‘Come on man, get back up… What’s up, bro? What you doing?’ Because I was sitting there getting fat, you know, just knocked everybody out. And then this guy [Drake] hits the gym and he’s just like, running around, fourteen hits, same as Paul McCartney. I’m like, ‘Whoa, OK. Let me go to the studio, then. Let me get these lyrics up. Let me see what’s happening.'”
West touches upon a range of other things, from his daughter North’s toys to Christianity to his use of the Confederate flag. It’s worth watching. See the full video below, and tell us what you think about what West says.