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Kanye West Thinks That Black Women Are Being ‘Brainwashed’ By Democrats And Forced To Have Abortions

Just as soon as we thought Kanye West might have realized it might be time to take a seat and lay low, the artist opened his mouth again. Speaking about the state of our country and his polarizing political views, the rapper that fans once called a “genius” claimed that Black American has been brainwashed into allowing Democrats to make us “abort our children.”

In a recent interview with radio DJ Big Boy on Friday in support of his new album Jesus is King, West declared that Black Americans have turned against him for his conservative political stance.

“We always pointing at the white people but yet we wanna spend all our money on foreigns, on luxury, as opposed to going and buying some land,” West asserted. “The culture has you focused on f***ing somebody’s b***h, and pulling up in a foreign, and rapping about things that could get you locked up and then saying you about prison reform … we brainwashed out here, bro.”

Describing himself as a “free man talking,” West went onto further claim that “Democrats had us voting Democrats for food stamps for years, bro. Guns in the ’80s, taking the fathers out the homes, Plan B, lowering our votes, making us abort our children.”

The rapper continued by criticizing the rationale that he should take a certain political stance or cause because of his race. “When I was sitting at the Met balls, when I was sitting in front of white people and they thought, ‘I wouldn’t thought you’d like Trump because of the racism’ … So, you mean to tell me I make every decision based off my color? The most racist thing a person could tell me is that I’m supposed to choose something based on my race.”

Later on in the interview, West said that he had ancestors who fought for the right to vote for their own opinions. 

Pointing to his own parents, West said in his interview that they were both part of the civil rights movement “fighting for us to have the right to our opinion, not the right to vote for whoever the white liberals said black people are supposed to vote for.”  

West, who has fallen in popularity due to his ongoing support of Trump and unfair Criticisms of the Black community said that he still backs the president.

Back in April of 2018, West appeared in an interview at the offices the tabloid entertainment site  at the offices the tabloid entertainment site TMZ  and implied that the hundreds of years-long enslavement of African Americans was a “choice.” “When you hear about slavery for 400 years … for 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” he said. Later, after much backlash, West  tweeted that his comments on Tuesday had been misinterpreted and that he “brought up the 400 years point because we can’t be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years.” He quickly lost even more control over the conversation when he compared abolitionist Harriet Tubman “We need free thought now. Even the statement was an example of free thought. It was just an idea.”

In his recent interview which took place last Friday, West said that he’d rather deal with Trump than someone who is racist to his face.

“I’d rather deal with somebody who call me a N-word to my face than a person that sign me to a lifetime deal with a 255-page contract,” the rapper reasoned. “I’d rather know what I’m dealing with.”

It didn’t take long for users to hit back at West. 

Addressing West’s latest controversial comments, late-night host Trevor Noah called West out of touch and highlighted that Black women vote in higher numbers than any other group. 

“You know who doesn’t mess around with their votes in America? Black women. They don’t. They do not. And I refuse to live in a world where I go, ‘Black women have been brainwashed.’ No, I don’t think black women in America have been—or can be—brainwashed. I think, if anything, black women in America have the least leeway when it comes to messing around with their vote,” said Noah. “Black women in America are like, no, I know where my vote needs to go because I know how important this is to me, because, as a woman and as a black person combined, the impacts of my vote are exponentially felt. I have a higher rate of mortality when I’m giving birth, I have a higher chance of not getting a loan, I have a higher chance of not getting a job, I will get exponentially less for doing the same job as somebody else. As a black woman, I cannot afford to mess around with this vote. That, to me, is not a brainwashed person. That’s not a victim.”

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Yes, Beyoncé Really Did Run Into Selena Quintanilla At A Mall Back In The Day

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Yes, Beyoncé Really Did Run Into Selena Quintanilla At A Mall Back In The Day

Part 2 of Netflix’s “Selena: The Series,” is currently streaming, which means fans of the late Tejano singer are getting a chance to learn more about her origin stories. In the second part of the series, fans can expect to see more of the icon’s tragically brief but beautifully successful life. The new episodes chronicle Selena Quintanilla’s rise as a superstar and will no doubt make fans of the singer feel a deep sense of love for her.

Particularly when it comes to one episode in particular!

Part 2’s episode 6, called “Lo Más Bello,” sees the lives of two superstars collide.

The endearing episode sees Selena, played by Christian Serratos, on a shopping trip to an outdoor mall with her mother and sister. It’s then that the young singer catches the eye of a young girl who is also with her mother and sister.

Perhaps it’s real seeing real, but in either case in this episode, the young girl stops to gaze at Selena. She’s star-struck. In the episode, the young girl’s mother asks who she’s looking at and the girl replies, “Selena, a famous singer. Be quiet!”

Knowing that her daughter is a singer herself, the mother encourages her to introduce herself. Of course, the young girl is too shy to say hello but she does wave.

When Selena walks away, the young girl’s mother reveals a fun twist when she says “Beyoncé Knowles, you better learn not to be afraid of people if you ever want to be famous too.”

Like we said…

Real recognizing real.

Selena
“Selena: The Series” / Netflix

While it might seem like the producers took creative liberty, it turns out they actually didn’t. And it makes sense. Fans of Selena and Beyoncé know that the two singers are Texan-icons.

In a recent interview for MTV Trés, Beyoncé revealed that she actually did see Selena, in the Galleria Mall in Houston. “I didn’t say much to Selena because I wasn’t a celebrity,” Beyoncé said in an interview for MTV Trés back in the day. “I just saw her and said hello and kept it moving. Definitely growing up in Texas I heard her on the radio, and I think listening to her album, even though I didn’t know exactly what she was saying, it helped me in the studio with my pronunciation.”

Fans of the Texan starlets might also remember how Beyonce, in a 2007 interview with People en Español, spoke about her love of Selena.

At the time, Beyoncée was celebrating her re-release of six Spanish-language tracks. “I listened to Selena all the time” she recalled at the time of the interview. “She’s close to me because of where I’m from.”

Both “Selena: The Series” Parts 1 and 2 are streaming right now on Netflix! Check them out!

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At Least 17 Dead And Hundreds Injured Following Massive Protests Across Colombia

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At Least 17 Dead And Hundreds Injured Following Massive Protests Across Colombia

A massive protest movement that swept across Colombia seems to have paid off – at least in the short term – as President Ivan Duque says that he will withdrawal the controversial tax plan that sent angry protesters into the streets. However, the protests claimed at least 17 victims who died during the unrest and hundreds more were injured.

Now that the president has withdrawn the controverial bill, many are wondering what’s next and will they have to take to the streets once again.

Massive protests claimed the lives of at least 17 people and hundreds more were injured across Colombia.

Unions and other groups kicked off marches on Wednesday to demand the government of President Ivan Duque withdraw a controversial tax plan that they say unfairly targets the most vulnerable Colombians.

Isolated vandalism, clashes between police and protesters and road blockades occurred in several cities on Saturday, and riot police were deployed in the capital.

Rights organization Human Rights Watch said it had received reports of possible police abuse in Cali, and local human rights groups alleged up to 17 deaths occurred.

After a week of protests, the government has shelved the controversial plan.

Faced with the unrest, the government of President Ivan Duque on Sunday ordered the proposal be withdrawn from Congress where it was being debated. In a televised statement, he said his government would work to produce new proposals and seek consensus with other parties and organizations.

President Duque, in his statement, acknowledged “it is a moment for the protection of the most vulnerable, an invitation to build and not to hate and destroy”.

“It is a moment for all of us to work together without paltriness,” he added. “A path of consensus, of clear perceptions. And it gives us the opportunity to say clearly that there will be no increase in VAT for goods and services.”

The tax reform had been heavily criticized for punishing the middle classes at a time of economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The government introduced the bill on April 15 as a means of financing public spending. The aim was to generate $6.3 billion between 2022 and 2031 to reignite the fourth largest economy in Latin America.

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