US rapper/presidential aspirant, Kanye West, had held his first political rally on Sunday night at North Charleston, South Carolina.
During his speech, the US rapper had criticized Harriet Tubman, one of the most respected figures of 19th century in America.
However, his criticisms against the historical figure drew shouts of opposition from the crowd.
Harriet Tubman was born a slave but she escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She helped rescue approximately 70 enslaved people.
Just when Kanye West said “Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people, ” there was an uproar.
Some people were heard saying, “We leaving right now.”
The outrage did not end at his rally. Black people have taken to various social media platforms to call him out for his statement and how it distorts history.
This isn’t the first time Kanye has angered Black people with his opinio tryns about racism. Back in May 2018, he said slavery was a “choice”.
He said at the time, “When you hear about slavery for 400 years — for 400 years?! That sounds like a choice. Like you was there for 400 years, and it’s all of y’all? It’s like, we’re mentally imprisoned.”
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