The music industry is infamously despicable for a litany of reasons that mostly relate to the exploitation of artists hungry for a shot at success.
According to Kanye West, another one of these reasons is "closet racism."
Wh-wh-whhaaa??? Outrageous! Is it "racist" to steal an entire culture's musical innovations for decades before beginning to award credit to said culture for its massive contributions to the art form?
Oh, it is? It's super racist? Oh, hmm, OK. Listening…
During an appearance on Steve Harvey's radio show on Tuesday, Yeezy suggested his oft-quoted “I'mma let you finish” moment at the 2009 VMAs allowed closet racists to express their hatred.
Kanye West might not always have the answers. In fact, reading his cryptic Twitter rants can make most of us feel like we're “The Imitation Game”-level decoders.
Sometimes, though, he says something so pointed everyone suddenly remembers why we collectively look the other way when he shows up to one of the most heavily photographed events of the year dressed like a character from “Saved by the Bell.”
Watch the video above to hear the full interview, including some of Ye's really lovely reflections on the cultural impact of wife Kim Kardashian West.