(Detroit, MI) – A Detroit radio station is no longer playing Kanye West’s music because of his comments about slavery. The hosts of 105.1 The Bounce announced yesterday his songs were banned from the airwaves because they think his speech too far by saying slavery was a choice. West made that comment during an appearance on “TMZ Live” earlier this week.
He said he believed it must have been since it existed for so long, then later wrote on Twitter that he only meant that people were mentally enslaved. His comments followed his series of tweets last week expressing his support for President Trump, who he said is his brother. The hosts of The Bounce say they no longer want to talk about the rapper, and refuse to continue giving him a platform.
Meanwhile, footwear company Adidas announced yesterday it is continuing its partnership with West, despite his controversial remarks. A petition was started online asking Adidas to drop the rapper over his slavery beliefs. The company’s CEO said West’s comment was just an idea, and that he is an important part of Adidas’ strategy.