Eve is the latest celebrity to condemn musician Kanye West for his comment about slavery that was taken out of context. West angered black people when he said mental slavery "is a choice" during an interview with TMZ on Tuesday.
In an emotional monologue during Wednesday's The Talk, Eve said, “This is a man that I actually used to listen to, this is a person that we used to look to as an artist. Any young brothers looking at me, listening to me today: Pick up some Nas, pick up Damian Marley, pick up some J. Cole, pick up some Kendrick Lamar. Listen to these artists. I am done with Kanye."
Eve, who is married to British millionaire Maximillion Cooper, continued: “Every time I watch these clips, I get emotional," said The Talk co-host. "It is so disrespectful. I can’t understand how a black man that was born on the south side of Chicago can have these ideas."
“You want to be a free-thinker, you want to be thought-provoking, you cannot have these ideas without facts to back them up. Slavery is a fact. Slavery is part of our history. We cannot forget it. We are still feeling the effects of slavery within our community, within our culture. It hurts me,” she said.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Kanye clarified that he meant black people are still mentally enslaved (by the Democratic Party) after 400 years.
"To make myself clear: of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will," he tweeted.
"My point is for us to have stayed in that position, even though the numbers were on our side, means that we were mentally enslaved... the reason why I brought up the 400 years point is because we can't be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years."
Kanye's forthcoming album, LOVE EVERYONE, drops June 1st.