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Kanye West Says Slavery Was a Choice for African Americans

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years -- for 400 years? That sound like a choice."

May 01, 2018 - 6:28 pm

Kanye West continues to create controversy with his opinions -- the latest comes from an interview with TMZ, where he made controversial comments about slavery that caused many to take offense.  

Kanye was asked about his recent support of President Donald Trump, and his answer turned to the concept of freedom.

That's when he said, “When you hear about slavery for 400 years -- for 400 years? That sound like a choice. Like, you was there for 400 years, and it’s all y’all?”

One TMZ staffer fired back at Kanye saying, “Kanye, you’re entitled to your opinion, you’re entitled to believe whatever you want, but there is fact and real-life consequence behind everything that you just said.” 

"Frankly, I'm disappointed, I'm appauled, and brother, I am unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, to me, that's not real," he continued.

Do you think Kanye really believes what he is saying, or is this just an act to try and grab as many headlines as possible?