Kanye West calls for abolition of 13th Amendment while wearing MAGA hat
Kanye West called for the end of the amendment that abolishes slavery in the United States on Sunday.
West wrote on Twitter that the 13th Amendment should be abolished while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
West described the 13th Amendment as “slavery in disguise,” which he said means “it never ended.”
After receiving backlash for the comments, West later corrected himself and said he wants the 13th Amendment to be amended but not abolished.
“We apply everyone’s opinions to our platform,” West wrote.
The 13th Amendment, ratified in 1865 in the aftermath of the Civil War, states: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
President Donald Trump praised West earlier Sunday on Twitter after the rapper wore a “Make America Great Again” hat and made an unscripted pro-Trump speech after the credits rolled on this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live.”