- Kanye West let loose some out-of-the-box opinions on slavery in a string of tweets sent on Sunday.
- It started with a call to abolish the 13th, and ended with him changing his mind to amending it.
- The 13th amendment abolished slavery in 1865 but Kanye West wants to amend it – as he says slavery still exists in US prisons.
- West has previously called slavery a “choice.”
Kanye West said he wanted to abolish the 13th amendment to the US constitution – the one that outlawed slavery in 1865 – before changing his mind to amending it in a Twitter rant on Sunday.
In one of a string of tweets, West said: “We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love.”
this represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love pic.twitter.com/a15WqI8zgu
— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018
The tweet came with a selfie of West in a “Make America Great Again” cap, which he also wore on Saturday Night Live the day before, West said the cap “represents good and America becoming whole again.”
He then said in another tweet he wanted to abolish it because the amendment is: “Slavery in disguise, meaning it never ended. We are the solution that heals.”
Two hours later, West said: “Not abolish but let’s amend the 13th amendment.”
The amendment states: “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.”
West has previously called slavery a “choice,” saying: “When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice,” in an interview with TMZ.
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