Detroit radio station bans Kanye West’s music, starts #MuteKanye movement
“We don’t want to hear Kanye’s music, we don’t want to play Kanye on our show, we don’t want to talk about Kanye anymore. So we are taking a stand and we aren’t playing his music anymore; we just are refusing to give him a platform,” read a Facebook post from Djs BiGG and Shay Shay from Detroit hip-hop station 105.1 The Bounce.
The two DJs accompanied their announcement with the hashtag #MuteKanye, which sparked heated discussion on Facebook and Twitter.
Listeners tweeted their support and outrage at the Kanye ban.
Detroit radio station hosts pull Kanye West's songs, saying they've had enough @CNNhttps://t.co/5woPbYTmNa Let's hear it for the crew at The Bounce!! Deep respect for their stance on deluded Kanye. #MuteKanye— Nancy Krempa (@WiccanMethusela) May 3, 2018
Kanye I don’t know if the Kardashians pulled some Get Out shit on your ass and planted a microchip in your head makin you say dumb ass shit all week but someone please put the camera flash to his face cuz about to #MuteKanye— CAZWELL (@CAZWELLnyc) May 2, 2018
The fallout continues against Kanye West is growing, #MuteKanye, which is part of a left-wing campaign to silence and marginalize West. In the spirit of that movement, Detroit radio station 105.1 The Bounce has announced that going forward West’s music is blacklisted.— MichaelDC🇺🇸 (@michaeldcMAGA) May 4, 2018
Don't #MuteKanye.Slavery isn't a choice, But if you're told you MUST vote democrat because of your race, and you do it for that reason... That's subservience.Democrats are TERRIFIED of Kanye West & his message💯 pic.twitter.com/a5YJqix5jp— Deplorable🤠Rāzərbak (@MediaJuggernaut) May 1, 2018
Much like the fascists of the 1930's, Democrats in Detroit can't abide Kanye's degenerate art. Looks like @KanyeWest has been banished to the modern left's "Entartete Kunst." Detroit - where all diversity is championed, except ideological. #mutekanyehttps://t.co/oRuVEbX017— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) May 4, 2018
In an interview with TMZ earlier this week, West said: “When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice. You was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all. It’s like we’re mentally in prison.”
West later backtracked and attempted to explain his slavery comment.
“The reason why I brought up the 400 years point is because we can’t be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years. We need free thought now. Even the statement was an example of free thought…It was just an idea,” he said on Twitter.
West drew both admiration and ire for his recent Twitter activity. Since returning to Twitter (from a self-imposed break) in late April, Kanye has been dispensing his musings on Black Lives Matter, freedom of thought, capitalism, and Donald Trump, who he called a “brother” and said has “dragon energy.”
You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
While President Trump himself tweeted his thanks to Kanye, the rap superstar’s conservative awakening did not please everyone.
Thank you Kanye, very cool! https://t.co/vRIC87M21X— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2018
Ten million of Kanye’s twitter followers abandoned him, celebrity gossip pages questioned his mental health, and one Russiagate-obsessed ‘analyst’ even pondered whether Kanye was a Kremlin agent.
Kanye's recent coordinations with Trump, along with his use of inflammatory rhetoric and symbols (Confederate Flag) reek of "provokatsiya."— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) May 2, 2018
In Kanye’s own words though, he’s being demonized for the crime of thinking freely.
we're being starved and anyone who starts asking unpopular questions gets demonized. Only free thinkers can change the world— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 29, 2018
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