Kanye West Makes Crazy Comment About Harriet Tubman & Twitter Goes In On Him

By on July 20, 2020

Kanye West is really serious about this whole being president of the United States thing and his inaugural rally featured some wild moments.

After some pump faking, ‘Ye held his first presidential rally at the Exquis Event Center in North Charleston, S.C. on Sunday (July 19). The Chicago rapper came out donning a bulletproof vest that read “Security” across the front. Kanye was all over the place, talking religion, politics, abortion, wealth, and seemingly whatever came to his mind. He even got into arguments with people in the crowd, and kicked one man out who kept interrupting him. He even cried at one point. However, one of the most eye-raising moments came when ‘Ye discredited the efforts of Harriet Tubman, the lauded abolitionist who is credited with running multiple missions to free slaves using the Underground Railroad. While trying to make a point about Tubman, he stopped mid-sentence and said, “Well, Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had the slaves go work for other White people.”

He paused for several awkward seconds afterward, and an eerie silence went over the crowd. An audibly confused “What?” could be heard from someone in attendance. Kanye then moved on to another topic.

Kanye West at his campaign rally in South Carolina:

“Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people.”pic.twitter.com/CMMYs4VDNy— Pop Crave (@PopCraveMusic) July 19, 2020

People were understandably upset over Kanye trying to tarnish the name of an American hero. “Kanye West does not have enough honor in his pinky fingernail to be deserving of even speaking our Great Ancestor Harriet Tubman’s name,” one person commented on Twitter. “I’m tired of the excuses about his mental health. He is irresponsible, reckless, ignorant and foolish. Cue Kim Kardashian for clean up! Ugh!”

“@kimkardashianwest @kimkardashian can you do an involuntary commitment to a mental hospital on behalf of the country right now?” someone else noted. “It’s all fun and games until Kanye really does something to hurt himself. He really needs help and anyone can see that. Harriet Tubman.”

Another person posted, “I hope Harriet Tubman comes back during the rapture just to whoop Kanye’s ass. Tf is wrong with him?!?!”

Some were not as hard on Kanye, saying his statement had a different meaning.

“When Kanye said ‘Harriet Tubman didn’t actually freed the slaves, she just had them go work for other white people’ he didn’t lie,” a Twitter user noted. “Black companies weren’t established at that time and who else would have given them jobs back then? Not white people?..we need to think sometimes.”

It’s safe to say, Kanye’s first rally turned out to be a little controversial.

Yeezy has said he wanted to run president since 2015, but recently renewed his desire to be the next Commander in Chief earlier this month with the tweet, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States 🇺🇸! #2020VISION.”

Since then, he’s dipped his toe in and out of the campaign pool, and caused controversy with some statements about Planned Parenthood. Last week, it was reported Kanye had hired an 180-person presidential campaign staff only to bow out of the campaign before it really even got started. The next day, he kept the campaign alive by filing with the federal election committee. West is officially on the ballot in Oklahoma running independently under The Birthday Party.

It looks like Kanye will be handling double duty as he hits the road as a politician and promotes his new album. On Saturday (July 18), ‘Ye posted then deleted an announcement about his new album, which, according to the post, is coming out next Friday (July 24). “New album DONDA coming July 24,” he captioned a picture of a handwritten tracklist for the upcoming LP. The new album will feature 20 songs including the previously released singles “Wash Us in the Blood” featuring Travis Scott and the title track.

Check out reactions to Kanye’s Harriet Tubman statement and his entire rally speech below.

He came for HARRIET TUBMAN?! I can’t deal with this man!!! Who’s gonna drag him?! pic.twitter.com/GygTylttJo— K ⁷✨ (@KifayaOmar) July 19, 2020

Harriet Tubman resting her spirit when Kanye said that statement pic.twitter.com/qNRmSJfnUw— Jenny say quan (@madamemazel) July 19, 2020

When Kanye said “Harriet Tubman didn’t actually freed the slaves, she just had them go work for other white people” he didn’t lie. Black companies weren’t established at that time and who else would have given them jobs back then? Not white people? 🤔 ..we need to think sometimes— A$AP Money 💰 (@Queenkariana) July 19, 2020

I hope Harriet Tubman comes back during the rapture just to whoop Kanye’s ass. Tf is wrong with him?!?!— Jasmine Henderson (@jazziithevoice) July 19, 2020

Kanye West talking shit about Harriet Tubman then crying on stage is a man not ready to debate or ready to talk about policy.— Marshall Brigham (@BrighamMarshall) July 19, 2020

Kanye has this delusional mindset that slavery was somehow a choice and that Harriet Tubman was a coon when in fact, it is Kanye who is the coon.— Savannah Britt (@sav_britt) July 19, 2020

Bro Kanye literally went from saying “Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people”

To getting niggas kicked out his rally

To WEEPING over abortions

All this for an Album Rollout? 🤦🏽‍♂️

GET HIM HIS MEDS KIM!!!!#SimulationGlitch pic.twitter.com/ar8wIt5Yjo— †MΞKA JxCKSON† (@dontfollowmekaa) July 19, 2020

The way Harriet Tubman has not known peace these last 198 years since she came and left the world ….. Lord the disrespect pic.twitter.com/Bx566KHI6e— Mihrimah BLACK LIVES MATTER |FREE PALESTINE🇵🇸💚 (@Mihrimah_FS) July 19, 2020

Harriet Tubman in heaven after hearing K*nye pic.twitter.com/cMO0VswODp

Read More: Kanye West Blasted for Harriet Tubman Comments at Campaign Rally – XXL | https://www.xxlmag.com/kanye-west-harriet-tubman-comments/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

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