Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is bouncing away from Kanye West‘s slavery stance. The NBA icon has responded to Yeezy recently suggesting slaves had a choice.
During a We Rise LA high school event, Kobe kept it 100 on Mr. West.
“Completely disagree,” Kobe explained. “The thing about our country is that you have the right to say whatever it is that you want to say … that’s the beautiful part about living in a democracy.” He added, “Conversely, you also have to take the responses that come after that as well because everybody has the freedom to say what it is that they feel. For him, he’s one of these entertainers that’s always in a constant state of growth … he’s always challenging not us as people but really himself. He’s doing a lot of questioning internally himself. I just take it for what it is and completely disagree.” (TMZ)
In a recent interview, West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg suggested Kanye could be hurting from not having a black woman in his life.
“She not gonna sympathize with you and say, ‘Oh, [DJ] Envy’s just you know, thinking freely.’ No, she’s going to slap the dog sh*t out of you if you say something like that n*gga. Your kids are looking at you like, ‘What are you doing?’ But what I’m saying is, and I hate to be black and white, there’s no black women in his life. Let’s just keep that 100. That’s real. I got aunties that n*gga they’ll pull up with those big ol’ church hats on, ‘N*gga, what’s happening? What you on, nephew? You bullsh*tting. We taught you way better than that.’ So it got to a point where it was funny and then it got sad.” (“The Breakfast Club”)