Kanye West performed at Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash in Atlanta on Saturday night, and during a candid moment, he performed a freestyle rap about racism in America, referencing the recent shooting in Charleston.
“I think there’s a couple more things that they owe us,” he said. “Don’t let them make you believe that I’m crazy.” West continued, “See that’s the magic of racism, it works on itself. We hate each other, screw each other, kill each other. When we can’t kill nobody else. See that’s the magic of lack of resources, it works on itself. Five-hundred n—as getting pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-popped, and North [sic] Carolina didn’t help. See that’s the magic of racism, it works on itself.”
West is far from the only artist to speak out about the murders that took place in a Charleston church last week. Killer Mike has been vocal about his beliefs on Twitter and Lupe Fiasco published a three-part letter on Instagram over the weekend. Fiasco started the letter, “Dear White Supremacy,” and posted three photos of Dylann Roof, who was charged with nine counts of murder after the attack last week. “One color does not dominate the other nor can it,” he wrote.
See fan-shot footage of West’s freestyle.