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‘Captain America’ has some strong words for Kanye West after his ridiculous ‘abolish the 13th amendment’ tweet.

by Tod Perry

October 1, 2018

As part of the ramp up to the release of his new album, “Yhandi,” Kanye West has dialed the confusing behavior up another notch.

The drop date has become a moving target after West promised the album would come out during his performance on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend. At the end of the show, West tried to deliver a pro-Trump speech that was cut for time.

Wearing his red MAGA hat, West said, “I wanna cry right now. Black man in America, supposed to keep what you’re feelin’ inside right now … the blacks want always Democrats. You know it’s like — the plan they did — to take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare … does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”

“There’s so many times I talk to a white person and [they] say, ‘How could you like Trump, he’s racist?’ ” West continued. “Well, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”

After the show, West tweeted a picture of his red hat calling for the abolition of the 13th amendment.

The 13th amendment abolished slavery.

He later sent a tweet aiming to clarify his remarks, but it was just a nonsensical as the rest of his rantings.

Given the current presidential administration, America is all stocked up on crazy, so West’s dangerous musings demand a lot less attention than they’d get during saner times. Plus, if West has a real political point he’s trying to drive home, it’s tough to decipher.

It looks a lot more like West is trying to get some attention by stoking passions over America’s original sin of slavery. A low moment for a once-in-a-generation artist who should be attracting headlines for his music.

“Captain America” star Chris Evans punched back at West, calling his current antics “maddening” and chastising him for being ignorant of history. 

Preview image via ​Ben Gabbe / Getty Images and Twitter. 

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‘Captain America’ has some strong words for Kanye West after his ridiculous ‘abolish the 13th amendment’ tweet.