Kanye West Freestyles In Atlanta About Racism: Watch

Christina Lee | June 21, 2015 8:57 am
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Kanye West headlined HOT 107.9’s Birthday Bash in Atlanta on June 20 and took a few minutes to address recent headlines. “See, that’s the magic of lack of resources, it works on itself,” West rapped. “500 n—-s getting POP POP POP POP POP POP POP / and North Carolina didn’t help. See, that’s the magic of racism, it works on itself.

That line is a direct response to June 17 shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, one of the South’s most famous black churches, by a 21-year-old white man named Dylann Storm Roof. Roof had killed nine people, including the church’s pastor, who also served as a state senator. One of Roof’s old roommates said that he plotted this attack for months, because he “wanted to start a civil war.”

West’s Birthday Bash freestyle is also the most prompt response he, being among hip-hop’s top tier, has given to the recent, racially charged shootings across the United States, from Trayvon Martin to Eric Garner and Tanisha Anderson. Watch below.

[via Pigeons and Planes]