Detroit radio station announces #MuteKanye boycott

“We are over it.”

May 04, 2018
Detroit radio station announces #MuteKanye boycott Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

A radio station in Detroit has announced a boycott of Kanye West's music following his recent comments on slavery, CNN reports. During a Facbeook live video, 105.1 The Bounce hosts Shay Shay and BiGG told audiences "We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that 'slavery was a choice.'”

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"We are over it," they wrote in the caption for the video. "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."

The radio station joins several former fans of West in rejecting him following the TMZ session in which West said “When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years?! That sounds like a choice." While Adidas has denied requests to part ways with West, saying "Kanye has helped us have a great comeback in the U.S.," New York's Hot 97 tweeted "The boycott of Kanye West has begun" on Thursday. It's unclear whether or not that boycott is official, but host Ebro Darden has been active on Twitter in his distaste for West's comments.

Detroit radio station announces #MuteKanye boycott