What You Need to Know: Kanye West
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Kanye West wants to abolish amendment that outlawed slavery

Rapper Kanye West’s tweet Sunday about abolishing the constitutional amendment that outlawed slavery sparked a vigorous debate on social media, the Huffington Post reported.

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West gave a speech supporting President Donald Trump during “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend. Sunday, in a rambling tweet, West pleaded for the abolition of outsourced jobs, advocated building more factories in the United States to create jobs and suggested that the 13th Amendment should be abolished. The tweet included a photograph of West wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat.

The amendment, ratified on Dec. 6, 1865, was the first of three constitutional amendments adopted after the Civil War.

Several celebrities responded angrily on Twitter.

West later tweeted that the 13th Amendment “is slavery in disguise ... meaning it never ended.”  

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