Stevie Wonder reacts to Kanye West's recent comments about slavery. The "Overjoyed" singer called it "foolishness."
In a recent interview after his performance in West Hollywood, Wonder reiterated the fact that slavery is not a choice. Weeks ago, West claimed that slavery is a choice because a lot of people have experienced it for the past 400 years.
"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," said Wonder.
During the same interview, the award-winning musician said that West's mindset may have been affected by the death of his mother. The rapper's mom passed away in 2007 after undergoing cosmetic surgery. Wonder said West might not have been able to mourn her demise properly.
Donald Glover Is Impressed With Stevie Wonder
In related news, Wonder also made headlines this week after Donald Glover, who is also known as Childish Gambino, said that he does not think the singer is really blind. After performing "Superstition" with Wonder, Glover talked about the 67-year-old musician on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
"I used his songs in Atlanta and you have to ask special permission. I called him, I got his number. So we're texting, [which] is already crazy. I'm like, 'Hey Stevie I want to use your song.' He's then like, 'Well send it over, let me read it. It gets turned into Braille, gets sent to him, he reads it and then we don't hear anything," said Glover.
After a few weeks, Glover and Wonder had a conversation again. The latter told the former that he had listened to the track and loved it. The American actor is so amazed at how Wonder is able to read things from the screen considering the fact that he is blind.
Childish Gambino, Stevie Wonder Perform 'Superstition'
Glover and Wonder reunited at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles on Thursday night as part of "The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love and Music." The show featured two-hourlong performances by Wonder alongside Kelly Rowland, Jessie J, and more.
Donald Glover singing "Superstition" with Stevie Wonder last night at The Peppermint Club in L.A. Kelly Rowland, Jessie J on backup vocals. Wow. pic.twitter.com/ZhjF6O5a1w — Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) May 10, 2018
A video of Glover and Wonder's "Superstition" performance was shared online via Twitter. In the clip, Rowland and Jessie J are featured as the two men's backup vocalists.
"Superstition" was released in 1972, and it is featured in Wonder's Talking Book album. Other songs in the compilation are "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Maybe our Baby," "Tuesday Heartbreak," "You've Got It Bad Girl," and more.