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Kanye West's music banned after slavery remarks

Detroit radio station 105.1 The Bounce has banned Kanye West’s music from its airwaves.
In a Facebook post, dj’s BiGG & Shay Shay said: “We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that ‘slavery was a choice. We are over it. We don’t want to hear Kanye’s music. So we are taking a stand and we aren’t playing his music anymore; we just are refusing to give him a platform.”

This followed Kanye West saying on “TMZ Live” - “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?” (note: whatever that means)
Shay Shay said on the air “He has a huge platform and I just think that’s reckless … you’re basically saying that history is irrelevant,” adding that while he was entitled to his opinion, she was also OK with using their small platform to make a statement about that opinion."
About 18 songs in the FM station’s regular rotation are by West, feature him or were produced by him, including cuts by Jay-Z and Rihanna.
Shay Shay said it would be a “gut feeling” about when they’d feel comfortable playing West’s work again — and when listeners would want to hear it.


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