International rap star, Kanye West has finally issued an apology after he angered black people by saying black slavery was a choice. The multiple Grammy award winning rapper was at 107.5 WGCI Chicago yesterday morning for an interview and he used the opportunity to issue an apology.
Addressing the statement he made on TMZ TV that black people chose to be slaves, Kanye first said that he “never really approached or addressed the slavery comment fully,” and discussed it in relation to his mental well-being.
This is something about the fact that it hurt people’s feelings and the way that I presented that piece of information. I could present in a way more calm way, but I was ramped up. And I apologize. That happens sometimes when people are—I’m not blaming mental health, but I’m explaining mental health.
I don’t know if I properly apologized for how the slavery comment made people feel. I’m sorry for the one-two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment, and I’m sorry for people that felt let down by that moment. And I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to talk to you about the way I was thinking and what I was going through.
He also gave his thoughts on Donald Trump’s views on black people, a question he couldn’t answer when Jimmy Kimmel asked him during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! He explained that he was silent when Jimmy Kimmel asked him the question because he was taking “time to think.”
I feel that [Trump] 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… He will do the things that are necessary to make that happen because he’s got an ego like all the rest of us, and 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 gonna work towards, but we’re gonna have to speak to him.