While on the red carpet for VH1’s “Dear Mama” taping, Ne-Yo took a minute to speak with HipHollywood and address the Kanye West situation. As most know by now, Kanye visited TMZ and made the comment that “Slavery was a choice.” The comment obviously went viral, was turned into memes and folks took to social media to tear Kanye apart. But Ne-Yo says that Kanye needs help and people shouldn’t be bashing him.
“I’m not going to be one of the ones on this nasty nasty throw the whole dude away [campaign],” told HipHollywood at VH1’s “Dear Mama” taping. “No, Kanye needs some help.”
“I hate the fact that we live in a society where before we turn around and try and help somebody, we turn around and try and break somebody down, I don’t like that.” he added.
As for West’s “Slavery was a choice,” statement, Ne-Yo said he doesn’t agree.
“Of course what he said it was rude, it was mean, it was hurtful, but at the same time that is a very intelligent man, so for him to get up and say something like that, that means something is wrong.”
Watch the entire interview below and tell us what you guys think. Does Kanye need help?