American singer Stevie Wonder slammed rapper Kanye West for the latter's "slavery is choice" remark during a May 10 interview following a show at a West Hollywood club.
Wonder noted that West was wrong to say such things and that it was important to "understand that the truth is the truth and a lie is a lie."
"We all know that slavery was not a choice. 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," he stressed.
According to Wonder, saying that slavery is a choice is almost equal to denying the 20th century Holocaust.
West himself compared the two historic atrocities in an infamous interview, saying that slavery is to blacks what the Holocaust is to Jews.
Many Twitter users voiced support for Wonder's observations.
Stevie Wonder is a wise man… Kanye West is an embarrassment. https://t.co/XofYd3JBJL— August Born ♍ (@Autumnchild68) May 12, 2018
The world needs more Stevie Wonder and less Kanye West https://t.co/6OXATkSj5g— kim saw infinity war🌻 (@eightiesgamora) May 12, 2018
Earlier this month, West's comment prompted severe reactions among Twitter users. The rapper has refused to back down from his statements.