“Honestly if you know your history, you know that’s not true,” Stevie Wonder confronted with the issue Kanye West’s controversial slavery views. “If you know the truth, stop listening to foolishness” is his advice. He’s hardly wrong, politics aside. If you need Kanye West to be somebody or embody something in particular, write your list demands and leave it alone.
Stevie Wonder made these comments as he passed through LAX, where TMZ is generally camped overnight. This may hurt Kanye West since the R&B legend is noted for being part his all-time list transcendent albums, a list that includes works by Q-Tip, Puff, Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, Pharcyde, Mary J Blige, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Pete Rock, 2Pac, Marvin Gaye, and course Stevie himself.
I don’t believe his words were meant to hurt Kanye, but rather to quell the public’s obsession with Kanye West’s every move. If everyone was judged or better yet misjudged under a microscope, the findings would be scary to say the least. Stevie is alluding to the aspirational power we give cultural icons. If an opinion sit right, Stevie thinks you should let it blow over. Stevie Wonder’s track record speaks for itself. Stevie also gave a flat “no” to TMZ when they asked him if he’d join a proposed Racial Summit hosted by Donald Trump.. to no ones surprise.