Vic Mensa Explains Why He Feels Kanye West Should Walk Back His Slavery Comments

The Roc Nation artist also talks about his exchange with Killer Mike over gun reform.

(AllHipHop News) Chicago-raised rhymer Vic Mensa was the latest guest on Peter Rosenberg's Open Late. The conversation covered Mensa addressing his musical mentor Kanye West suggesting African-Americans chose to be enslaved.

"I think he said some damaging things. I think maybe they weren't all the way thought through. I don't really want to say too much about it, because honestly, I got a lot of love for Kanye on a lot of levels," stated the artist/activist.

Mensa added, "Statements like that being put out without context is really damaging for us. It's not going to hurt Kanye. Kanye got a big estate with security guards. I can't ride for the f-cking black kid in Oklahoma that's the only black kid in the class. He's 13 and the other kids are like, 'You heard Kanye, get over it.' How can I help him? I can't help him. Only Kanye can help him right now and I hope that he does."

The "Reverse" song creator also talked about his recent back-and-forth with Killer Mike over gun reform. Vic stated he has respect for the Run The Jewels member, but the 25-year-old entertainer expressed disappointment that Killer Mike associated himself with the NRA at a time when the organization was attempting to discredit the Stoneman Douglas High School students leading the March for Our Lives.