Kanye West: We’re “Numb” To Gun Violence
When Kanye West let’s you into his mind, it’s always an interesting adventure. From his outspoken and impulsive nature to his passion for art and breaking barriers with his creativity, nothing is ever predictable.
In an interview with BBC Radio 1, the uber creative artist talked candidly about his 2020 presidential run proposal, his latest album The Life of Pablo, his latest Adidas deal, and a topic that’s on every body’s tongue – police and gun violence.
As many celebrities are stepping up and speaking out about the excessive use of force when it comes to situations involving the police, ‘Ye passionately offers his perspective stating, “We’re numb to 500 kids getting killed in Chicago a year. We’re numb to the fact that [there were] seven police shootings in the beginning of July. We’re numb to places on the Earth where we don’t live. Our life is okay, but it’s okay for other people’s lives to not be okay.”
In retrospect, pointing out that it’s actually not okay to not feel these things and have concern.
When it came down to #Kanye2020, he curved the political aspect and broke down the idea behind his presidential run.
“I just have a view on humanity, people, truth. If there’s a way for me to make a difference while I’m alive, I’m going to try to do it.”
Listen to the full interview below.