Episode 21: B-Yeezy

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Yeezy jumps the rails in a TMZ interview. Michelle Wolf is the fly in the champagne at the White House Correspondents Dinner. The Koreas seem set to end their 68 year long war.

Yeezy @ TMZ
Yeezy @ TMZ

It started with Twitter posts about Yeezy’s free thought and support for Donald Trump. From there, a series of interviews seemed to cause more and more outrage and confusion. The culmination of controversy was the now infamous TMZ interview, in which Kanye West suggested that he saw centuries of slavery in America as a choice. Where was he going with that? How did he get to that? He’s sort of been explaining it on Twitter, but his attempts at explanation seem to fall on deaf ears.
For our previous conversation on race click here.

Speaking of controversy, Michelle Wolf was the main comedienne headliner at this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner, and she certainly made a splash. She hit hard with racey and spicy jokes at the expense of Trump, that administration, the media, and the major parties. Some folks laughed, and some folks did not laugh. Michelle Wolf stands by her remarks.

We also comment on the lightning quick diplomacy being built in the Korean Peninsula. Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to visit the South. He met with South Korean President Moon Jae-In. Both leaders signed on to an effort to begin formally ending the Korean War, which began in 1950. President Trump is planning a summit with Kim Jong Un. The time and location are both undecided at the moment, but the Trump administration is pushing this rapid diplomacy as a win for the president.

We also get some time for banter based on perspectives and ideologies. From the charms of rosé to academia’s bias, having Rosé Rob on for the conversation was a blast.

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