During an interview on a Chicago radio station, Kanye, the Yeezy rapper, apologized for suggesting that slavery was a “choice” during a conversation with reporters from TMZ earlier in the summer.
When speaking with DJ’s from 107.5 WGCO Radio, the controversial figure apologized for his remarks on the slave trade as well as his fashion choice – wearing a Donald Trump “MAGA” hat when he spoke with TMZ in May.
Regarding the contentious president, Donald Trump, Kanye said he truly believes that the politician genuinely cares what “black people think of him.”
When Kanye had a conversation with Harvey Levin from his gossip company, TMZ, the rapper said that “400 years of slavery” sounds more like a choice, rather than indentured servitude.
The rapper rhetorically asked, “you were there for 400 years, and it’s all of Y’all?” The MC then went on to ask people in the building if they thought he was “thinking free and feeling free?”
Van Lathan said to him, “I actually don’t think you’re thinking anything.” Later on, the political commentator, Symone D. Sanders, led an anti-Kanye crusade on Twitter.
Russ Bengtson wrote, “slavery wasn’t a choice, but listening to Kanye is.” Later on, in the same interview, the rapper talked about his addiction to opioids for the liposuction surgery he underwent in 2016.
Eventually, he suffered a “breakdown,” which subsequently turned into a “breakthrough.” Moreover, the rapper explained why he wanted to get liposuction: he said he didn’t want TMZ to make fun of him the same way they did to Rob Kardashian.
Additionally, Kanye commented on Trump’s popularity in hip-hop as a genre long before he became the president. “Trump is one of rap’s favorite people.” However, as most know, his comments on illegal immigration and Muslims are what put the nail in the coffin, despite going on to later win the 2016 presidential election.