Detroit radio station 'mutes' Kanye West after controversial slavery remarks

Posted at 8:44 AM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 16:45:17-04

A radio station in Detroit said it will pull Kanye West's songs off of its airwaves after West made controversial statements about slavery earlier this week.

105.1 The Bounce, Detroit's throwback hip hop and R&B station, announced Thursday morning during a Facebook live that it will no longer play West's songs.

West said slavery was a "choice" when he visited TMZ's newsroom on Tuesday.

"We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that 'slavery was a choice,'" the station said in a Facebook post.

"We are taking a stand and we aren't playing his music anymore; we just are refusing to give him a platform."