Stevie Wonder has chimed in on Kanye West’s controversial statement last week. As we previously reported, West went on TMZ Live and made an absurd comment about slavery being a “choice” that black people made after awhile.
Both Fans and artists alike were disappointed in the rapper’s comments. So much so, a Detroit radio station banned West’s music.
For Wonder, he doesn’t have time to think about West’s outrageous remarks. On Saturday (May 5), while leaving LAX, TMZ asked him what he thought Yeezy’s comments about slavery.
"Honestly, if you know your history then you know it's not true," he said. "If you know the truth, you don't listen to foolishness."
The veteran piano man was also asked about President Donald Trump plans to invite athletes and music artists to the White House for a summit about race. Cleveland-based pastor Darrell Scott, who is reportedly organizing the proposed event, said that West, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, as well as Trump supporters Jim Brown, Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson are invited.
When TMZ asked Wonder if he would go to the summit if President Trump invited him, he quickly delivered a stern "NO."
"I don't have time for foolishness," he added.
We couldn't agree more.
Although Wonder is not supporting West's foolishness, fellow Chicagoan and friend Common still stands by 'Ye. The veteran rapper told TMZ that he's not going to give up on West just yet.
"No matter what, Kanye is my brother. No matter what," he said. "That's my brother and I love him. And I don't agree with everything that he said or everything he's thinking."