Kanye West Calls Slavery A 'Choice,' Gets Schooled On History

Kanye West Calls Slavery A 'Choice,' Gets Schooled On History

His closed his recently reopened Twitter account almost a year ago, he said, because, "I didn't have a lot to say".

The rift that occurred following a $20 million deal between rapper and music mogul Jay-Z and West past year came about, he said, from "the fact that he was anxious that it came from him. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice", he said, provoking looks of stunned silence, then an impassioned rebuke from TMZ's Van Lathan.

He immediately went into, "It's like we're mentally imprisoned". Following slavery, Blacks had to deal with Jim Crow era laws and lynching, housing discrimination, police brutality, and mass incarceration. Blacks and whites being one race.

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When West was asked about his recent support of Trump, the response that followed somehow morphed into the concept of freedom, prompting some controversial words about the United States' history with slavery.

West also explained his thought process behind wearing his signed "Make America Great Again" hat so publicly. "If I had not done what I felt, and I just thought, then it would have never happened".

That's when Lathan hopped up and said he didn't think West was thinking anything. I'm just trying to figure where you're trying to go with this. We don't know how to feel for ourselves. Y'know, there'll be mistakes, there'll be flaws the way I communicate today, because we're human beings, we're flawed. To put that same amount of work into a piece of work [The Life of Pablo] and you're expecting it to come out like Graduation where really everything is playing on the radio, it's frustrating. West attempts to explain his Trumpism through motivational language, saying that he likes Trump because Trump did the impossible in winning the presidency, and T.I. responding that Trump has actual policies that West should be taking into account.

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