Eve is speaking out against Kanye West and his controversial comments.
Just a day after Kanye called slavery “a choice” in a live interview with TMZ, The Talk host said she no longer supports him.
“Every time I watch these clips, I get emotional… it is so disrespectful,” she said on the talk show. “I can’t understand how a black man that was born on the south side of Chicago can have these ideas. I can’t understand… his mother, may she rest in peace, was an African-American Studies professor. I cannot understand this.”
In the past week, West has defended his inflammatory remarks, saying he is a “free-thinker” — and Eve shared her feelings on that self-imposed label as well.
“You want to be a free-thinker, you want to be thought-provoking, you cannot have these ideas without facts to back them up. Slavery is a fact. Slavery is part of our history… we cannot forget it… we are still feeling the effects of slavery within our community, within our culture. It hurts me,” she said.
Eve added: “At the end of the day, we all got lucky and got plucked out of our hoods and live these amazing lives, but you cannot be so far in your bubble to think you are not a part of what this history is.”
And Eve said she doesn’t plan on listening to West’s music anymore.
“This is a man that I actually used to listen to, this is a person that we used to look to as an artist,” she said. “Any young brothers looking at me, listening to me today: Pick up some Nas, pick up Damian Marley, pick up some J. Cole, pick up some Kendrick Lamar. Listen to these artists. I am done with Kanye.”
Watch Eve make her remarks in the clip below.