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A new petition calls for Adidas to boycott Kanye West after his controversial 'slavery' comments

A new petition calls for Adidas to boycott Kanye West after his controversial 'slavery' comments

West was a vocal Trump supporter during the 2016 presidential race and recently returned to Twitter after a almost yearlong hiatus.

"The longer I spent talking with him, the more I started to see what he was saying", T.I. said of a recent four-hour meet-up with Kanye.

"We need free thought now". "I'm not going to comment on every comment he or somebody else [is] making".

"Stand on all the coffee tables you want to stand on", he continued. "Like, 'Man you getting out of line, bro, you trippin", imma beat you up.' I was like, aw, man, that's love, man. Daz love me and I love Daz".

West - whose first visible foray into politics came in 2005 when he said president George W. Bush "doesn't care about black people" after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans - acknowledged he has not followed Trump's policies closely.

He later explained that Kanye's just being Kanye and as soon as people accept that, they'll be "more comfortable you'll be when you slide back into your Yeezy's". According to him, "When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... for 400 years?" "It's shocking. When he said some of the things he said, it was nearly like looking at everything that I looked up to and had influenced me so much, and wondered, was it all bullsh*t?" "I don't mean to insult his reality ..." I believe in free speech, but not at the expense of the oppressed, especially if they are your own community. "Frankly, I'm disappointed, I'm appalled, and brother, I'm unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, to me, that's not real".

"I'm not using this interview to put out any negative things, but I gotta state my truth".

Outside of the conversation between Van, Kanye and Owens, Ye talked about the threat made by Daz.

But Ye said he's not too anxious about it, because the Crips think fondly of him and wouldn't hurt him at all. "I can't", he said. "I can't be one of them".

He said: "That concept that he gave me the money that's what frustrated me because actually the money he got it from Live Nation". But I do want to focus on the core, what the company's about is delivering the best sporting goods products in the world, and having our consumers buy those products, and that's what's happening right now in the marketplace.

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