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Detroit radio station boycotting Kanye West music after controversial comments

A hip-hop and R&B radio station in Detroit has decided to stop playing Kanye West’s music after the rapper’s controversial remarks about slavery.

On-air DJs BIGG and Shay Shay at Detroit’s 105.1 The Bounce announced Thursday that they would stop playing West’s music, and the rest of the station has followed suit.

“We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that ‘slavery was a choice,’” the duo said in a Facebook post. “We are over it. We don’t want to hear Kanye’s music, we don’t want to play Kanye on our show, we don’t want to talk about Kanye anymore.”

“So we are taking a stand and we aren’t playing his music anymore; we just are refusing to give him a platform,” they added.

{mosads}West sparked major backlash from both fans and critics earlier this week after he said during an interview on “TMZ Live” that slavery “sounds like a choice.”

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” West said. “Like, you were there for 400 years and it’s all of you all? You know, it’s like we’re mentally in prison. I like the word prison ’cause slavery goes too — too direct to the idea of blacks.”

The slavery comments came shortly after West created another controversy by voicing his support for President Trump in a series of tweets, posted photos of himself wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and released a song defending his support for the president.

Trump thanked West for his support, and a new poll found that Republican support for West grew after the comments.

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