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Kanye West says: ‘Abolish the 13th Amendment’, which outlaws slavery

If you’re like me, you were excited for the new season of Saturday Night Live that kicked off last night. Anyone who planned on watching anticipated some comedic commentary about Brett Kavanaugh. And SNL, with the help of Matt Damon, freakin’ delivered.

But what I didn’t expect was their musical guest – Kanye West. Or, as he prefers to be called now, “Ye.”

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Kanye’s first performance featured him dressed up as a goddamn bottle of Perrier. Seriously.

I didn’t know what was going on. I was confused. Maybe it was a bit late, maybe I’d had a few too many beers, but I couldn’t make any sense of it. And sadly, I missed his second performance of the evening because I muted it before it even started.

But at the end of the show… This happened:

What. The heck. Was that.

It started out as a song that he was rapping over. I’m guessing the audio tech intentionally made the music far too loud for his words to be discernible. The national broadcast was cut off, but word on the street is Kanye was booed. And rightfully so.

Y i k e s.

And to follow it up, he posted this on Twitter:

For those of you who are aficionados of the Constitution, the 13th Amendment outlaws slavery. The full text reads:

Section 1.Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2.Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Kanye then followed that up with another tweet:

What?

And then he further clarified his position:

Amend it to say what, exactly?

I’ve said before that athletes are not role models, but perhaps I need to amend that to say athletes and musical artists are not role models.

But at the end of the day, Kanye is free to exercise his First Amendment rights – as are others on Twitter.

 

Written by Dan Broadbent

Science Enthusiast. Atheist. Lover of cats.

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