Kanye West Gives Speech On ‘Mental Slavery’ At Recent Sunday Service
By Yimin Huang, 08 Oct 2019
Kanye West has always stood up for his unconventional opinions and lifestyle, especially with his special way of conducting the Sunday service that aimed to be more spiritual than religious.
On Saturday, West held a free service in Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City. The whole performance was hosted by the Semi-Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according to Highsnobiety. Over 7,000 to 10,000 attendants showed up at the venue.
During his show, Kanye West delivered a speech emphasizing that it was a Republican president who put an end to slavery, and that some people still chose to label him a “coon” for a whole year, according to live footage from the service shared on social media.
He also stated that he has never formed “a decision” solely from his “[skin] color” and that such a mindset is a type of “mental slavery.”
He then hit back at the media’s depiction of him and talked about the pitfalls of social media, instead finding comfort in his faith, claiming that “Christ” has been where he “got [his] mind back.”
Finally, West spoke on the criminal justice reform and the ills that plagued the current system, causing “one in three” black Americans to be imprisoned.
While the service started out as an exclusive event where participants were all personally invited, it is now a public event held in different locations each week. Previous locations included Wyoming, Chicago and Atlanta.
Kanye West At Sunday Service Salt Lake City talked about the Republican Party of Lincoln freeing the slaves and how he supports Trump: “I ain’t never made a decision only based on my color. That’s a form of slavery, mental slavery.” pic.twitter.com/0Cwom01ipF— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) October 5, 2019
West touched on criminal justice reform. He talked about how people argue about music and sports then said, “there’s one in three African-Americans in jail in this country.” pic.twitter.com/9jefKUf4U5— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) October 5, 2019
[via Highsnobiety, cover image via Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com]
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