Ingraham Panel Gets Heated Over Kanye’s Slavery Remarks: ‘You’re Being Full of Crap!’
Things got very heated during a Fox News panel while discussing the comments Kanye West made to TMZ.
The superstar rapper raised a lot of eyebrows when invoking slavery as he defended his freedom of thought, specifically when he said that slavery “was a choice.”
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … that sounds like a choice. Like, you was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all?”
Well, Kanye was torched on social media for his comments, which were discussed on The Ingraham Angle.
When asked by Laura Ingraham what he thought Kanye was trying to say, former Obama campaign staffer and The Hill contributor Michael Starr Hopkins replied that he had “no idea” what the remark meant, but that the “flippant” manner in which Kanye said it “makes it harder” for African Americans to talk about conservatism.
“African Americans jumped off slave ships so they didn’t have to be slaves, they ran away, they were lynched, millions of Americans were murdered under the banner of slavery,” Hopkins told Ingraham.
Radio show host and Fox News contributor Kevin Jackson said it’s “tough” to know what’s in Kanye’s head, but believes he was trying to say that some blacks have been “conditioned” to the environment they were in after slavery.
“I would say to you today, we have more blacks enslaved than we ever had in the 1860s,” Jackson said.
Hopkins heavily pushed back at that claim.
“But see that right there, using that kind of language, saying blacks are enslaved. They’re not enslaved!” Hopkins exclaimed.
“I don’t really care what you think about what I say,” Jackson shot back.
“Then think about your father, what your grandfather, the people who got you hear have to say,” Hopkins responded.
Jackson went on to slam “the party that Hopkins supporters and votes for” for doing “bad things” for black Americans.
“C’mon dude, now you’re just being full of crap!” Hopkins told Jackson.
“No, you’re being full of crap!” Jackson reacted.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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