Senator Shehu Sani has invited American rapper, Kanye West to visit slave ports in Africa for an education on the slave trade. This is coming after the rapper made comment which many found offensive to the black race.
During an interview with TMZ live this week in Los Angeles, Kanye said the slave trade was a choice for blacks to have been in it for 400 years.
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … For 400 years? That sounds like a choice”, he said.
Nigerian lawmaker, Shehu Sani took a dig at West on Friday saying the musician’s statements on transatlantic slave trade was a slight on its victims.
“If Kanye West thinks slavery was a choice, we will offer him a free ticket and tour guide to visit slave routes and camps in Badagry, Lagos, Ouida, Benin Republic, Ghana and Goree Island in Senegal to ‘experience the choices in chains. Kanye defecated on the graves of victims,” Shehu Sani said in a tweet.
Kanye West has however explained what he meant by the statement.
“To make myself clear. Of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will. My point is for us to have stayed in that position even though the numbers were on our side means that we were mentally enslaved,” West said in a tweet.