Dallasblack.com: WATCH: TMZ Staffer Reads Kanye West For Filth After He Says 400 Years Of Slavery Was A 'Choice' And Admits To Opioids Usage — Video


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WATCH: TMZ Staffer Reads Kanye West For Filth After He Says 400 Years Of Slavery Was A 'Choice' And Admits To Opioids Usage — Video

By: Monya Fleming

WATCH: TMZ Staffer Reads Kanye West For Filth After He Says 400 Years Of Slavery Was A 'Choice' And Admits To Opioids Usage — Video
Is Kanye finally cancelled?

Kanye West's mouth has gotten him in hot water once again, with the rapper stating that slavery was a 'choice' in an interview with TMZ.

West stopped by TMZ headquarters for a taped appearance, touching on subjects such as President Trump, slavery, and his past addiction to opioids.  

During the discussion on slavery, Kanye stated that it "sounds like a choice."

He added, "When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... like, you was there for 400 years and it's all of y'all?!"

"It’s like we’re mentally in prison," he continued. "I like the word ‘prison’ because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks. It’s like slavery, Holocaust. Holocaust, Jews. Slavery is blacks. So, prison is something that unites us as one race. Blacks and whites being one race. We’re the human race."

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West then yells out to everyone in the room, asking, "Do you feel that I’m feeling ... do you feel that I’m being free and I’m thinking free?"

Apparently not!

TMZ's Van Lathan interjected by stating, "I think what you're doing right now is actually the absence of thought. And 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. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people was a choice."

Van adds that he is "unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, to me, that’s not real."

The clip ends with Kanye stating, "I’m sorry I hurt you."

Take a look at the interaction for yourself:

West later took to Twitter to defend himself.

"Of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will," he tweeted. "My point is for us to have stayed in that position even though the numbers were on our side means that we were mentally enslaved."

He added: "They cut our tongues so we couldn't communicate to each other. I will not allow my tongue to be cut ... they can no longer stop our voice."

Fans weighed in on West's outrageous slavery comments, as well as fellow celebrities.

Jimmy Kimmel called his entire TMZ appearance "wild."

Questlove tweeted, "What in the Andy Kaufman is going on here?" 

West also opened up about his previous erratic behavior, blaming it on being addicted to opioids after his liposuction surgery.

The rapper revealed he decided to get cosmetic surgery to keep the blogs from calling him 'fat.' However, he said he became addicted to opioids after the surgery. 

He realized he needed to get off the drugs and did, but two days later he was admitted to the hospital.

He shared, "I was drugged the [expletive] out, bro! I was addicted to opioids. Two days after I get off opioids, I’m *makes car tires screeching noise* I was in the hospital."

Yeezy explained, "I had plastic surgery because I was trying to look good for y’all. I got liposuction because I didn’t want y’all to call me fat like y’all called Rob (Kardashian) at (my) wedding and made him fly home before me and Kim got married."

West said he went from taking two pills a day after the surgery to taking seven.

He admitted, "These pills that they want me to take three of a day, I take one a week maybe, two a week. Y’all had me scared of myself, of my vision. So I took some pills so I wouldn’t go to the hospital and prove everyone right. We are drugged out! We are following other people’s opinions. We are controlled by the media. And today it all changes."

Wow! What do you think of Kanye's remarks?

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