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Kanye West tenders apology for saying 'slavery was a choice'

PTI | Updated on: 30 Aug 2018, 06:00:16 PM
Kanye West tenders apology for saying 'slavery was a choice' (Photo:Twitter/@kanyewest)

Los Angeles:

Rapper Kanye West has apologised for his past comments where he had suggested that the enslavement of African Americans over 400 years was a "choice".

During a radio interview with 107.5 WGCI Chicago, the 41-year-old musician tendered an apology for his comments that came in May this year and after his controversial tweets in support of President Donald Trump, "I don't know if I properly apologised 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 one-two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment," West said.

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"And I'm sorry for people who felt let down by that moment, 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," he added.

West also talked about the moment he was left speechless on Jimmy Kimmel Live! when asked why he feels Trump cares about black people.

The rapper offered his reply to the question, saying "I feel that he 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 will do the things that are necessary to make that happen because he's got an ego like all the rest of us.

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 "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. So, it's something he's going to work towards, but we're gonna have to speak to him," he added.

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First Published : 30 Aug 2018, 05:55:54 PM