D.L. Hughley says Kanye West is ‘conveniently’ mentally ill, likens him to Trump
D.L. Hughley slammed Kanye West in a new interview accusing the rapper of using his mental illness when it “serves his purpose.”
The comedian said on Fanroom Live on Sunday that while he recognizes how “devastating” mental health issues are to the black community, he doesn’t believe it excuses West’s behavior.
“There is no doubt that he suffers from some level of mental illness, but it isn’t why he’s misogynistic, it isn’t why he’s disrespectful to our history,” Hughley, 57, said. “Kanye West, you don’t have to be mentally ill to put an asterisk on slavery and he consistently does it whether it’s Harriet Tubman, when he denigrated her, whether he’s talking about slaves.”
West, 43, said in a controversial TMZ interview in 2018, “When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice.”
“He’s not so mentally ill that he’ll talk about any other group of people,” Hughley continued. “He talks about people that he knows he can get away with, and then he’s not so ill that he’s trying to be a disruptor in the political form. He’s not so ill that he takes $5 million in PPP payments, so he seems to be conveniently ill when it serves his purpose.”
In July, it was revealed that his Yeezy fashion line received between $2 million and $5 million from the Trump administration’s $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program.
“I think that he, to me, Kanye West is exactly like Donald Trump, so it makes sense that they’re attracted to one another,” Hughley added. “They’re bot immoral, they’re both demigods.”
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