Kanye West has made a controversial statement on race relations in America and beyond.
In an interview with MTV News, the rapper said he was uncomfortable with the current discourse around race, saying he wanted to bring awareness to issues of social justice and equality.
“I was like, ‘We’re living in a culture where a lot of people think that we’re different from other people,'” he said.
“We should be afraid.
We should be scared to be different.
But we should not want to be.”
He added: “I think that the way we talk about race is the same way that the media talks about race.
I think that’s a big problem.”
He said he wanted people to understand that “there’s no such thing as a white man’s world.”
West has often spoken out about racism in America, including recently calling for an end to white supremacy.
He recently released a new album titled Yeezus, which he said he recorded in a “very private way” after hearing of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
“As far as my album, we got a lot on it, like a lot,” he said during the MTV News interview.
“So the album is really about trying to do that.
It’s about trying and getting it to be a little bit more real, but we don’t want to do it in a very private way.”
West added that the album has a “different tone” than his previous album, which was released in 2016.
“There’s a lot more urgency on the album,” he continued.
“The record feels like the record of the last year, and it’s the album where I’m like, man, I got to go out there and say what I mean and not be shy.”
West said he would not release a follow-up to Yeezys 2, which is expected to come out in 2020.
“Right now, I’m still making it.
It will come out sometime next year,” he told MTV News.