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US radio show has confirmed they will no longer play Kanye West's music

The backlash has begun.

THE BACKLASH AGAINST Kanye West has been gaining momentum in recent weeks, there’s no doubt about it.

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However, it looks like the singer’s latest comments on the history of slavery in the United States has signalled the death knell of his career in the eyes of many people.

And among those are hosts on a Detroit radio station, who have publicly announced they will no longer be giving Kanye’s music air-time.


In a Facebook post, BiGG & Shay Shay from the 105.1 Morning Bounce show confirmed that Kanye’s recent remarks were the final straw.

We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that “slavery was a choice.” We are over it.

And that’s not all.

They don’t want to hear sight or sound of the rapper for the forseeable future.

We don’t want to hear Kanye’s music, we don’t want to play Kanye on our show, we don’t want to talk about Kanye anymore. So we are taking a stand and we aren’t playing his music anymore; we just are refusing to give him a platform.

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The announcement was met with a mixed response from followers, with some arguing that the decision only draws more attention to the star while others applauded the move.

If you keep talking about Kanye, you are building his platform higher. More people will try to listen to what he was saying.
#mutekanye & while you’re at it #muteRKelly I literally switch stations every time I hear either of them.

After being accused of censorship, the radio hosts replied, saying that the #MuteKanye hashtag does not equate with censorship.

Censoring means we would stop him from MAKING music. We aren’t obligated to play his music on OUR radio station. It’s important for people to know what he said. It’s not about freedom of speech, he is definitely allowed to express his opinion and we are allowed to express ours.

Whether other shows and stations will follow suit remains to be seen.

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