Kanye West ridiculed in Twitter slavery hashtag

Angelo Anderson
May 16, 2018

He popped over for an episode of TMZ Live with founder Harvey Levin, alongside conservative commentator Candace Owens, revealing that he became addicted to opioids after undergoing liposuction in 2016.

Kanye West on Tuesday said 400 years of slavery was a "choice" for Black people, provoking a TMZ staffer to call the rapper out on his point of view and inciting yet another wave of criticism on social media. 400 years? That sounds like a choice. "Like you was there for 400 years and it's all y'all", West said. "Y'all had me scared of myself, of my vision, so I took some pills so I wouldn't go the hospital and prove everyone right", he said. It is like slavery/Holocaust, Holocaust is Jews, and slavery is blacks. "I will not allow my tongue to be cut... they hung the most powerful in order to force fear into the others... they can no longer stop our voice".

Video from TMZ's newsroom then shows Kanye asking the assembled staffers, "Do you feel that I'm being free and I'm thinking free?"

The edited version of the clip cuts to West later walking toward Lathan and repeatedly apologizing for hurting him. "I'm a black person, black community, but I'm not just that". If I go and grab some water out of the fridge and I am in the studio, I am not asking anybody if they want water. "Trump is one of rap's favourite people".

He also said he was high on drugs when he deleted his tweets about Trump after meeting with the president-elect shortly after the 2016 election. Last week, West posted photos of himself wearing the hat, and was photographed outside in Los Angeles while wearing it.

Kanye's vocal support of Trump hasn't come without its share of dangers.

"I was taking two pills a day at that time", West explained. It was a feeling I had. "Kanye looks and he sees black unemployment at the lowest it's been in the history of our country, OK? And we have the right to independent thought". He continues to dig deep into this philosophy with new age gravitas: "We don't know how to feel for ourselves". People say "feel free", but they don't really want us to feel free.

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