Kanye West clarifies 'slavery was a choice' remark after causing global outrage

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America's new King of controversy, Kanye West, has opened another can of cankerworms after claiming that 400 years of slavery was a choice.

Kanye appeared on the show with Candace Owens where they explained "free thought" and how it can make the world a better place. from a place of love.

The rapper was a guest at TMZ headquarters made these incendiary remarks stating that for slavery to have lasted 400 years it seemed to be a choice.

"We have to deal with the marginalisation that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said, for our people, was a choice".

Van from our newsroom took great offense and fired back.

Black people were forcibly brought from Africa to the USA during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and sold as slaves. It's like we're mentally in prison, ' began Kanye's rant. "Like, you were there for 400 years and it's all of you all?" You was there for 400 years and it's all of y'all. Like, slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks. I think what you're doing now is actually the absence of thought.

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In the videos, West discussed his support for Donald Trump, and also revealed that his 2016 admission to a psychiatric hospital was the result of an opioid addition.

U.S. musician Kanye West arrives to attend Givenchy's Fall/Winter 2014-2015 men's fashion show in Paris on January 17, 2014.

Asked what he admired about Trump, West told fellow rapper T.I., "the ability to do what no one said you can do, to do the impossible".

'While you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you've earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives'.

He said he was given painkillers after undergoing previously unreported liposuction surgery, adding, "I got liposuction, because I didn't want y'all to call me fat". "Frankly, I'm disappointed, I'm appalled, and brother I am unbelievably hurt that you have morphed into something that, for me, is not real".

Amid a social media outcry, West later said on Twitter, "Of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will".