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Matt Barnes Disagrees with Kanye West's 'Bulls--t' About Donald Trump, Slavery

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistMay 2, 2018

Singer Kanye West and President-elect Donald Trump speak with the press after their meetings at Trump Tower December 13, 2016 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Longtime NBA forward Matt Barnes said recent comments by rapper Kanye West about slavery and other remarks in support of United States President Donald Trump are "bulls--t."

On Wednesday, TMZ Sports provided a response from Barnes after West's TMZ Live appearance, in which he described slavery as "a choice."

"I think to me there's a disconnect there, man," Barnes said. "For a man to even talk about that just means he's not in a comfortable, secure place as a man, you know what I mean? I think the fact that he's open enough to share it gives this country the chance to poke at him."

He added: "I don't believe anything [Kayne's] saying" about Trump.

West explained his reason for praising the president during an interview with fellow Rapper T.I.

"The ability to do what no one said you can do, to do the impossible," he said, per Hunter Schwarz of CNN.

West received sharp retorts for suggesting slavery was a choice. He tried to clarify that stance as part of several Twitter messages:

Barnes said he hopes the "old Kayne" will eventually return: "I know that man is in him still."

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