Eve Calls Out Kanye and Tells People to Listen to Kendrick and J. Cole Instead

After sharing some pretty inflammatory comments on TMZ Live about slavery having been a “choice,” coupled with his support of president Donald Trump, Kanye West has had fans and fellow artists alike turn against him. That includes Eve, who seems to be done with the rapper. On a recent episode of The Talk, she shared how upset she was over Kanye’s recent comments.

“It hurts my feelings. It hurt my actual feelings and it gives me chills as I’m talking about it because I’m like, this is a man that I actually used to listen to,” she explained before urging people to listen to other artists instead. “Any young brothers lookin’ at me, listening to me today: pick up some Nas, pick up some Damian Marley, pick up some J. Cole, pick up some Kendrick Lamar,” she said. “Listen to these artists. I am done with Kanye.”

TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet _______________________________________ A few black celebrities have expressed their disappointment in #KanyeWest’s recent slavery comments. Rapper #Eve is the latest to do so and she took some time to address why she is DONE with Kanye on #TheTalk yesterday! She began by saying that Ye’s comments were ‘disrespectful’ and how she can’t understand how he could be so out of touch being that he grew up on the south side of #Chicago. _______________________________________ “Every time I watch these clips, I get emotional… it is so disrespectful,” Eve began. “I can’t understand how a black man that was born on the south side of Chicago can have these ideas. I can’t understand… his mother, may she rest in peace, was an African-American Studies professor. I cannot understand this.” _______________________________________ Eve continued, “You want to be a free-thinker, you want to be thought-provoking, you cannot have these ideas without facts to back them up. Slavery is a fact. Slavery is part of our history… we cannot forget it… we are still feeling the effects of slavery within our community, within our culture. It hurts me. At the end of the day, we all got lucky and got plucked out of our hoods and live these amazing lives, but you cannot be so far in your bubble to think you are not—(View more at TheShadeRoom.Com!) 🎥: @thetalkcbs

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In a longer version of the clip, she takes aim at Kanye’s “free thought” defense of his ideas. “You want to be a free-thinker, you want to be thought-provoking, you cannot have these ideas without facts to back them up,” she said. “We are still feeling the effects of slavery within our community, within our culture. It hurts me.”

Since the original TMZ Live broadcast, Kanye has taken to Twitter to clarify what he meant by his slavery comment, and G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Mailk Yusef even came to his defense about it as well.

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