When Kanye West was asked if he thought Kanye West’s interview with WEEI was racist, he said no
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Kanye West, in a rare interview with WBUR’s WEE I was a lot more honest in my response than some of the others.
I just wanted to say, yeah I’m sorry that I said that.
It was an incredibly difficult question, and I really didn’t want to have it interpreted as that it was a negative, because I wanted to be clear that it wasn’t.
You know, I think what it came down to is that there is no racism in music.
You don’t have to like a record.
It’s not about what you think.
It just isn’t true.
But it is that I don’t think that you can categorise an interview that’s been conducted with somebody who has not been in a position to make any judgment as to whether he has been treated fairly or not.
It is what it is.
But you can’t do that to a person who’s actually been in an office or who’s worked in an industry.
And if you do that, then you’re not going to know if the person is treated fairly.
So I just didn’t wanna have it be perceived that I was putting him in a situation where I thought he was being treated unfairly.
And I think that’s the way I should’ve handled it.
So yeah, I really don’t feel like I was using the opportunity to go into that.
I mean, I don, but I did.
I really did.
So if I’m gonna do that again, I’m going to go ahead and say, well, I apologize.
And it’s a big apology.
And the one thing I would say is that that interview, I would’ve preferred if I had a longer answer to the same question.
But I really would’ve liked to have more time to go through and say I would like to go further and get into that, because that’s what I want to do.
But that was my intention.
So you know, you gotta get that out.
But the only way I can do that is to go back and re-do it.
You can’t go back to the way that you did it.
It’ll be a different conversation.
And we’ll see how it goes.
So no, I didn’t think it was any different to what you did before.
You have to understand that you were asking a question that I know that many people are really upset about.
And some of those people have done the same things I have done and said that I did and said things that I didn�t do.
So that’s why I said, yeah, that’s a really difficult question to answer.
And also, I want people to know that I think it’s important to take the time to understand the context of that interview.
You’re saying that he didn’t know what was going on.
Is that correct?
That�s not true. I didn���t know what he was doing, because you don�t know if you want to know what’s going on in that person�s head, or what the context was.
So he didn�nt know what the person was talking about, and so he wasn�t getting an accurate answer.
So we went through that process.
We went through it and it was really difficult.
And then I said I would be interested in doing that again with someone who has worked in the industry, who knows that that person.
And so we had that conversation, and then I did a few more things.
So hopefully, it’s not too much of a burden for anybody, I mean.
And you know what, I know I’m probably not going back there and asking you about it.
But what I would do is I would take the opportunity and the time, and see if I can get some additional context for that, and figure out if I am willing to do that.
So thank you for that.
That was great to hear from you, Jay.
I appreciate it.
Kanye West, in a rare interview with WBUR’s WEE I was a lot more honest in my response than some…
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