After a show at a West Hollywood club, legendary singer Stevie Wonder addressed Kanye West's "slavery is a choice" comments, calling them "foolishness" and likening them to Holocaust denials.
The "Superstition" singer brought up Kanye without provocation during the an interview on May 10.
"There's been a lot of talk about what was said by Kanye," he said. "I want people to understand that the truth is the truth and a lie is a lie. We all know that slavery was not a choice," he continued. "So I just think that people need to understand that if you know your history, if you know the truth, you know that's just foolishness."
The "Higher Ground" crooner also said that calling slavery a choice is like saying that the Holocaust didn't happen.
Stevie reportedly spoke softly and without anger, saying that he felt sympathetic towards Kanye, as he lost his mother who died after complications from cosmetic surgery procedures in 2007.
"You know he lost his mother, the horrible thing that happened," he said. "I don't know if he had a chance to really mourn about all that."
Kanye made the headline-grabbing comments about slavery on May 1 during an interview with TMZ: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years, that sounds like choice," he said.
He maintained his position and defended his statements, refusing to back down on Twitter after the comments created a storm of criticism.
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