Democrat Andrew Gillum appeared on SiriusXM's Make It Plain Wednesday morning to talk about the governor's race, public education and worker's rights — among other Florida issues.
It didn't take long for Kanye West to come up.
"It's too soon to talk about Kanye. I'm still processing the level of ignorance," Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, told host Mark Thompson. "There's a lot of books I need to send this brother."
The controversial musician has made headlines in recent weeks for embracing a number of prominent conservatives. Donald Trump even gave West a shoutout on Twitter.
It all came to a head Tuesday when West called slavery a "choice."
"When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years, that sounds like choice," West said.
Gillum and Thompson shared their frustration over West's comments Wednesday.
"He thinks he's free. And his comments yesterday make it very very clear that he's not free. At all. And not woke, not awoken, not even sleep walking," Gillum said while discussing the value of his education at a historically black university, Florida A&M.
"Sunken place," Thompson offered, referencing the central metaphor for systemic racial oppression in the popular film Get Out.
"Very much so," Gillum responded.
The interview wasn't all about Kanye. Gillum and Thompson discussed a wide range of issues during the half-hour interview, including guns, the most recent legislative session and public education. It's worth a watch. Catch the whole thing here.