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​Kanye West Turns Up At TMZ Offices And Says Slavery 'Sounds Like A Choice'

Jess Hardiman

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​Kanye West Turns Up At TMZ Offices And Says Slavery 'Sounds Like A Choice'

What feels like moments after receiving backlash for supporting Trump, Kanye West has done something controversial again. This time, though, he's tackling something particularly sensitive: slavery - which he has said 'sounds like a choice'.

During an interview with TMZ, he discussed the recent Trump debacle, before moving onto the topic of slavery.

"When you hear about slavery for 400 years - for 400 years?" Kanye said. "That sounds like a choice.

"You was there for 400 years and it's all of y'all. It's like we're mentally in prison.

"I like the word 'prison' because 'slavery' goes too direct to the idea of blacks. Slavery is to blacks as the Holocaust is to Jews. Prison is something that unites as one race, blacks and whites, that we're the human race."

Later footage also showed Kanye ranting at TMZ's Van Lathan across the set.

"Do you feel that I'm being free and I'm thinking free?" he yells.

"I actually don't think you're thinking anything," Lathan replies, before launching into his own speech about 'real life consequences' to Kanye.

Kanye then followed up his strange tirade with a series of tweets:

He then simply wrote: "They can no longer stop our voice."

Believe it or not, by that point he still wasn't even done, as he went on to add that the reason why he brought up 'the 400 years point' was because, he says, we can't be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years.

"We need free thought now," he added. "Even the statement was an example of free thought It was just an idea."

Man, it must be absolutely exhausting being Kanye.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, Kanye West, Celebrity, Donald Trump

Jess Hardiman
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