Trevor Noah Addresses 'Beef' With Rapper

What beef?

By  | Oct 23, 2022, 11:57 AM  | Trevor Noah  | Drama

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The beef between Kanye West and Trevor Noah reached its peak when the rapper made continuous attacks on Trevor. 

It first started when Trevor defended Kim Kardashian against Kanye and alluded that the drama would lead to something more dangerous. Ye made racial slurs which got him suspended on Instagram. 

His recent attack was when he said Trevor is not American he just looks black. 

Taking to his show The Daily Show, Trevor addressed this and said he does not have anything against Kanye he is just very concerned. 

“I am genuinely concerned. If someone says to me or to anyone that they have a mental health issue, and they say to me and everyone else that when they don’t take their medication, they are unable to control themselves and then everyone ignores when that person is having an episode and they haven’t taken their medication, and you then give that person a platform, I sometimes think it is a little sh*tty to be honest with you."

He then spoke about his own family history with bipolar. 

“My grandfather was bipolar, I’m not saying Kanye is, but my grandfather was and we knew that when he was having an episode he could act in certain ways or do certain things like take the family car and drive off. But our job was to support him and to make sure he takes his medication, not to make him go viral for his behaviour.”

He said he loved Kanye West's music growing up and still holds him in the highest regard. 

“I grew up loving Kanye. He is one of the few hip-hop artists who shaped the way I see music. The punchlines he had in every single song, it was like listening to comedy. He loves stand-up comedy. I grew up loving this man, I still love him, despite the sh*t he talks. So, for me it’s not a beef.”

“We’re not going to act like we’re not seeing what you are doing. They see it, they see it, they see it and then something really bad happens, they say ‘ah I wish we had spoken about it; I wish someone had said something.”

Trevor continued, “For me, I think there are elements when Ye knows he is being an assh*le, he has admitted this. He knows when he is pushing the envelope. But I don’t have beef with someone who has expressed that he has a mental health issue. What I do have beef with is us as a society not coming together around a person and saying ‘hi, hi, maybe this is not the moment to put a microphone in your face so that you just go off saying everything. If this is what you want to say when you are on your medication, then that’s a different story.”

He will not let Ye's continued attack stop him from playing his music because he still loves it, “I am still playing College Drop Out, I am still playing the music. I still love the man that I think he is and I understand that he has gone through a lot and I don’t take that for granted.

“But I promised myself that I will never just be the person who sits by and gleefully says things about people that I care about and then also join the group of mourners afterwards and act like I wasn’t part of it. Too many people mourn you when you are dead and they don’t say anything while you are alive,” Noah said. 
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