Kanye West recently visited Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show where he lived up to his usual controversial nature calling out the industry. Kanye spoke about how a creative, such as himself, may be stifled by an industry that isn’t welcoming to innovation from a black man.
“We got this new thing called classism; it’s racism’s cousin. This is what we do to hold people back. This is what we do. And we got this other thing that’s also been working for a long time, where you doing have to be racist anymore; it’s called self hate. It’s works on itself; it’s like real estate of racism,” West explained.
The G.O.O.D. Music founder talked about the expectations that people have of a black rapper, saying that when he calls himself a god people are upset, but they seem to be okay when a black rapper calls himself other black-associated names.
“Would it been better if I had a song that said, ‘I am a n***er?’ Or if I had a song that said, ‘I am a gangster?’ Or if I had a song…