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Detroit radio station pulls Kanye West

Michigan

Carol Ozemhoya| OW Contributor | 5/7/2018, 10:35 a.m.
A radio station in Detroit has pulled music from...
105.1 Detroit Michigan

A radio station in Detroit has pulled music from Kanye West from its airwaves as a result of his recent showing of support for President Donald Trump and West’s controversial remarks on slavery, reports the Huffington Post. “We are over it. 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,” the hosts of (WMGC) 105.1 FM’s “The Bounce” wrote in a Facebook post. “So we are taking a stand, and we aren’t playing his music anymore; we just are refusing to give him a platform,” hosts Shay Shay and BiGG continued. During the station’s early show on Thursday (May 3), which was also broadcast on Facebook Live, the morning show crew announced that it will no longer play the rapper’s songs. “We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that ‘slavery was a choice,’” reads the Facebook post, accompanied by the hashtag #MuteKanye. It was also announced that the morning show crew had convinced the hip hop station’s program director to make the ban station-wide. The station is owned by Beasley.