Kanye West Finally Apologises For Controversial Comment About Slavery Being ‘A Choice’
His remarks caused backlash online
Back in May, the singer faced backlash online after he made the following remark during a recorded conversation: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years—for 400 years? That sounds like a choice."
In an interview with WGCI 107.5, the 41-year-old has now fully addressed his comments and clarified what he really meant by the remark: “I don't know if I properly apologized for how that slave comment made people feel, so I want to take this moment right now to say that I'm sorry for hurting.
“I'm sorry for the 1-2 effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment and I'm sorry for people who felt let down by that moment," he said.
"And also I appreciate you guys giving me the opportunity to talk to you about the way I was thinking and what I was going through and what led me to that and I just appreciate you guys holding on to me as a family.
“One thing I got from the TMZ comment is it showed me how much black people love me and how much black people count on me independently," he continued. "I appreciate that."
In the same interview, Kanye opened up about his friendship with President Trump: “I feel that [Trump] cares about the way black people feel about him, and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs and all this.”
He added: “[Trump] will do the things that are necessary to make that happen because he’s got an ego like all the rest of us, and he wants to be the greatest president, and he knows that he can’t be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community.”
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