Detroit Hip-Hop Station Stops Playing Kanye West

Detroit hip-hop radio station 105.1 The Bounce announced Thursday that it will stop playing Kanye West songs, according to the Detroit Metro Times. “We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that slavery was a choice. We are over it,” the station reportedly wrote on Facebook. “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.” This comes after West went on TMZ Live earlier this week, saying, “You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sound like a choice.” TMZ reporter Van Lathan then called out West, telling him his “voice is too big” to be irresponsible. Shay Shay, a host at 105.1, echoed Lathan’s sentiments, calling West’s comments “reckless.” “I think when you have such a huge platform like that, to use it in a reckless way, I mean, you're basically saying history is irrelevant,” she said.