Kanye West is one of the few people in today’s socio-political sphere with the platform and the confidence to exercise the freedom of speech and expression without the forethought of consequence. The latest of the American rapper’s rants comes from the Piers Morgan Uncensored show where he has declared that the filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and actor and singer Jamie Foxx had stolen the idea of Django Unchained from him.
Kanye West Makes an Accusation Against Quentin Tarantino
When Kanye West had been on the rising scale of his music career, back in 2005, the singer-songwriter paired up with Jamie Foxx for the music video of his song, Gold Digger. That song later went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance and the BET Award for Video of the Year, along with multiple other wins and nominations. However, what is rarely known about the song is Ye’s version of the history attached to it.
On 22 October 2022, Kanye West sat down for an interview with Piers Morgan that stretched for an hour and 40 minutes to discuss social and personal issues that ranged from what he deemed as the ongoing war against free speech to the relationship he has with his former wife and their children.
While talking about free speech, he specified that the American media of today is heavily censored but Hollywood, on the other hand, has been taking liberty when it comes to that front. In fact, he immediately recalls how he had originally come up with the skeletal idea for Django Unchained and it was stolen from him by Tarantino and Foxx.
“There are no limits to free speech. It’s all context, right? Tarantino can write a movie about slavery where – actually him and Jamie, they got the idea from me because the idea for ‘Django’, I pitched to Jamie Foxx and Quentin Tarantino as the video for ‘Gold Digger’. And then Tarantino turned it into a film.”
As it turns out, the persons accused are yet to comment on the matter.
Kanye West Banned From Social Media After Offensive Tweet
Following an anti-semitic tweet, Kanye West had been removed from social media platforms for harboring dangerous sentiments against a particular community. The tweet expressly mentioned the rapper going “death con 3 on Jewish people” which is an indirect reference to the US defense strategy used by the Pentagon to indicate the level of threat faced by the country, on a scale of 1 to 5.
The tweet further stated, “You guys have toyed with me and tried to blackball anyone who opposes your agenda.” Ye’s statement comes 20 days after the rapper made controversial and sensational news by wearing a t-shirt with the slogan “White Lives Matter” printed on it in Paris Fashion Week on October 3rd. The Southern Poverty Law Center, an American nonprofit that specializes in civil rights and advocates racial justice in the South, claimed that White Lives Matter is essentially a neo-Nazi group.
The Instagram and Twitter suspension, which was executed on 9th October 2022, comes after the rapper has been harshly criticized for propagating white supremacist slogans and anti-semitic views, and only after a day of activity following his 2-year hiatus from the platform. On the fashion front, Vogue and Balenciaga have severed ties with the rapper following the tweet and the Fashion Week fiasco respectively, while Adidas has put its business deal with the Yeezy owner under review.
Source: Piers Morgan Uncensored