This powerful token at the end of Ye’s verse (and the title of the song) is in response to the modern argument that claims black people are still slaves. One argument is that it’s the whips and chains, and material possessions that many in the black community long after that’s still keeping black people in a modern slavery.
The other (the more racist argument) claims that it’s the new black elite’s flaunting and wild behavior that makes then still inferior, still slaves.
Kanye has mixed feelings towards both these ideas; One side of him just wants to say “fuck you and your corporation, y'all niggas can’t control me!” and do whatever he wants despite their criticisms. The other side knows that ignorance about material items is bringing the black community down and creating a new generation of slaves.
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