The politics behind Kanye West's 'New Slaves'

Yeezus rises again with a controversial performance on Saturday Night Live

Kanye West performing his new single 'New Slaves' on SNL.
(Image credit: YouTube)

Kanye West has never been afraid of politics. This is, after all, the man who said, "George Bush doesn't care about black people," during a live telethon after Hurricane Katrina.

Still, his recent appearance on Saturday Night Live saw him take his political game to the next level. A quick recap: Kanye, framed tightly on a dark stage, performed intense versions of two new songs, "New Slaves" and "Black Skinhead," while images of snapping dogs and the Ku Klux Klan flashed behind him (watch the video below, NSFW language).

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