Adidas Won't Cut Ties with Kanye Despite His Controversial Slavery Comments

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In the previous video, Van blasted the Chicago rapper for his slavery remarks and said he was out of touch.

However, the German businessman hinted that the star's outburst was an unwanted distraction adding, "I saw the comment as you have seen it".

"TMZ knows they shouldn't be doing that s**t, man", he said. "West and tell the world they do not want anything to do with anyone who believes that millions of Africans chose to toil the fields in bondage for 400 years".

"Like, you was there for 400 years and it's all a y'all?" "Do you but remember the life that I live is as a real person".

After Kanye made the slavery comments on TMZ Live, The Game hopped on Twitter to suggest that no one can question 'Ye unless they've achieved the same level of greatness.

"There clearly are some comments we don't support", Rorsted said, but stopped short of distancing Adidas from Kanye and his Yeezy Boost imprint with the sportswear brand.

Multiple sources told Us on Wednesday, May 2, that the couple are paying the legal bills for Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old woman who is now serving a life sentence in prison on a nonviolent drug conviction.

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Some of those tweets have since been deleted.

It's true that dramatic album rollouts have become West's default release strategy, with the rapper prefacing his past three albums - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Yeezus and The Life of Pablo - with random song drops, elaborately staged TV performances and, as always, inflammatory Twitter dialogue. Why would someone that has so much put himself in such harm's way and in the direct line of fire? In a recent post, he also said that people should "Agree to disagree", the most mainstream statement I have heard concerning American politics. And the reason why I feel like that is because, Kanye, you're entitled to your opinion.

"We need free thought now".

"Dragon Energy? Hell yea, I want some of that!"

What has Kanye been saying exactly, when it comes to expressing his support for Trump?

As to be expected, these comments made by West in support of the current president faced huge amounts of backlash, not only from critics but also fans. However, these examples highlight the complexities of mental illness and how many of us are quick to just think it is amusing.