1:22 PM PT — Finally, some true clarity from Kanye. He just tweeted … “not abolish but. let’s amend the 13th amendment We apply everyone’s opinions to our platform.”
1:10 PM PT — Kanye just tweeted out what appears to be a clarification about his 13th Amendment remark, saying “the 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise meaning it never ended We are the solution that heals.”
the 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise meaning it never ended We are the solution that heals
— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018
It seems like he might be talking about a specific part of the 13 Amendment that refers to people who are convicted of a crime, who can then be forced to work. Section 1 reads … “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Unclear if this is exactly where Kanye’s head is on the issue, since he didn’t offer more context to his tweets. But, if we’re giving him the benefit of the doubt …
Kanye West made a shocking comment Sunday … “Abolish the 13th Amendment” … the Amendment that outlawed slavery.
Kanye has been tweeting about his support for Donald Trump … this in the face of his ‘SNL’ appearance last night where he wore his MAGA hat on stage, and delivered a pro-Trump rant toward the end of the show.
Kanye tweeted … “This represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America to create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment.”
He added a footnote to that … “Message sent with love.”
It’s hard to imagine what he means … abolishing the 13th Amendment would at least, in theory, allow states to once again enslave human beings.
Clearly, it’s something we’ll talk to Kanye about on Monday when he appears on “TMZ Live.”