West was prompted by the recent shootings in Charleston
gigwise intern
09:26 22nd June 2015

Kanye West performed a freestlye rap addressing the pervasive racism in America, prompted by the recent Charleston shootings, at a gig on Saturday evening. Watch it below.

Following on from a spate of police shootings and brutal treatment of black people, last week a white man known for his outspoken racist views walked into an African'American church in Charleston, South Carolina and shot dead nine people.

West was headlining Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash in Atlanta, Georgia, when he broke off from the planned set to perform a two minute freestyle addressing the recent events. (As a side note, his reference to North Carolina was a slight geographical inaccuracy.)

After repeating, "I think there's a couple more things that they owe us," West continued, "See that's the magic of racism, it works on itself. / We hate each other, shoot each other kill each other when we can't kill nobody else. / See that’s the magic of lack of resources, it works on itself / 500 n***as getting pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-popped, and North Carolina didn’t help."

Watch Kanye West's full freestyle below

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