Detroit Radio Host Refuses to Play Kanye West’s Music


Kanye West’s recent comment about slavery has shifted many peoples opinions on him. 

Kanye was recently interviewed by TMZ where he stated that slavery was a “choice” which caused the twitter world to spiral, so much that “#ifslaverywasachoice” trended for two days straight.

The comment made one specific Detroit radio station, The Bounce, pretty upset; so upset that they now refuse to play his music.

“We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that ‘slavery was a choice’,” the hosts of 105.1 FM’s “The Bounce” wrote in a Facebook post. “We are over it. 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.”

According to The Detroit News, listeners of “The Bounce” “called in to say West’s comments were hurtful and preferred his songs not to be played.

The publication quoted Bigg: “In my 20-year radio career, this is one of the largest responses I’ve ever seen; the largest reaction on The Bounce, too. It’s very overwhelming right now. I’m just trying to keep up. Lots of people in support, but the people that aren’t are taking personal jabs. Weird.”