Kanye West Gave A Speech After Van Lathan Yelled At Him, And Van's Face Says It All

Diply 2 May 2018

Wow, Kanye West has been talking a lot lately.

If you haven't already muted him on Twitter, he's been spouting just about everything from the universe's master plan to the dragon's blood both he and Donald Trump share.

And if you thought people weren't impressed with him before, just wait 'til you hear his TMZ interview.

Fasten your seatbelts, people, because we're about to go on one heck of a roller-coaster ride.

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Recently, Kanye West sat down with TMZ's Harvey Levin and Charles Latibeaudiere.

"When you hear about slavery for 400 years — for 400 years? That sound like a choice," said Kanye.

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"Like, you was there for 400 years and it's all of y'all?" continued Kanye. "It's like we're mentally in prison."

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At this point, both Harvey and Charles stared blankly at Kanye.

"I like the word 'prison' because 'slavery' goes too direct to the idea of blacks," explained Kanye.

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"So 'prison' is something that unites us as one race," he added. "That we're one — we're the human race."

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Kanye then went on to address the entire newsroom at TMZ's office.

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"Do you feel that I'm feeling — do you feel that I'm being free, and I'm thinking free?" Kanye asked the newsroom.

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Van Lathan, one of TMZ's staff reporters, boldly stood up and responded to Kanye's question.

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"I actually don't think you're thinking anything," said Van as he stood up from his chair.

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"I think what you're doing right now is actually the absence of thought," added Van.

"You're entitled to believe whatever you want, but there is fact, and real-world, real-life consequence behind everything that you just said," explained Van.

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At this point, Kanye stood silently and listened to Van.

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"And while you are making music, and being an artist, and living the life that you've earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives," continued Van.

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"We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said, for our people, was a choice," explained Van.

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Kanye remained silent, listening to Van.

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"Frankly, I'm disappointed," said Van. 

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"I'm appalled, and brother, I am unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, to me, that's not real," he concluded.

After Van said his piece, Kanye walked up to him. "Bro, I'm sorry I hurt you," said Kanye.

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"Naw, man, your voice is too big. You gotta be responsible," replied Van. 

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After the TMZ footage was released, a swarm of people began showing their support for Van, who so eloquently stood up to Kanye.

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But shortly after Van finished talking, the rapper began lecturing the newsroom once again. 

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"Why can't it be OK for an influential rapper in the black community to go up to the president, and talk to him, and make a change one by one?" asked Kanye.

Of course, Yeezy was referring to his support for Donald Trump, which he has recently doubled-down on via Twitter.

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"I believe that Kim Jong Un didn't believe that Obama was crazy enough to come at him," continued Kanye.

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"Sometimes you need some crazy m************* to change something," added Kanye. "They say Trump's crazy. They say I'm crazy. But I'm here to show love."

At this point, Van looked very exhausted.

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Well, we're all kind of exhausted, aren't we?

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Like Van said, Kanye is 100% entitled to his beliefs. But frankly, it feels like he's been spewing those beliefs nonstop for two weeks straight.It's...well, it's a lot.

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