Kanye West has finally delivered a straight-forward apology for his comments made nearly four months ago that slavery must have been a choice.
When stopping by the radio show WGCI in Chicago this week, the husband of Kim Kardashian nearly teared up when he made it very clear that he was sorry for what he said.
The Yikes singer began, ‘I don’t know if I properly apologized for how that slave comment made people feel.’
Getting it out: Kanye West has finally delivered a straight-forward apology for his comments made nearly four months ago that slavery must have been a choice
The father-of-three wore a dark olive green shirt and a thick gold chain.
‘I am sorry for hurrying – I am sorry for the one two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment,’ said the rapper as he looked down and talked in a very slow, deliberate manner.
‘And I am sorry for people who felt let down by that moment.’
Looking like he was trying to be careful with his word choices, he then added, ‘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.’
Choking up: When stopping by the radio show WGCI in Chicago this week, the husband of Kim Kardashian nearly teared up when he made it very clear that he was sorry for what he said
The woman who asked the tough question: The rapper was interviewed by Kendra G of the WGCI Morning Show
The Yeezy designer then said, ‘I just appreciate you guys holding on to me like a family.’
Then he appeared to lighten up as he commented, ‘One thing that I got from the TMZ comment is how much black people love me.’
Part two of the interview will air on the WGCI Morning Show with Leon Rogers, Kendra G and Kyle on Thursday.
Honest approach: The Yikes singer began, ‘I don’t know if I properly apologized for how that slave comment made people feel’
So sorry: ‘I am sorry for hurrying – I am sorry for the one two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment,’ said the rapper as he looked down and talked in a very slow, deliberate manner. ‘And I am sorry for people who felt let down by that moment’
In early May he talked to TMZ Live . He was asked to respond to a statement made by Tha Dogg Pound rapper Daz Dillinger last week in which he said that he wanted members of the Crips to assault Kanye for referring to President Trump as his ‘brother.’
‘I said wow, this is really like the Malcolm X movie. They are really going to send some black people out to me,’ said Kanye.
He then went on to say: ‘You can live through an a** whipping. Probably the idea is to beat sense into me. But when you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice.
He took sides: Fans were shocked when West visited Trump in December 2016; he later said he was high on opioids at the time
Birds of a feather? Kanye also told TMZ Live that Trump was his ‘boy’
Maybe he should wear a MKGA hat? His followers were confused when he wore a MAGA hat in 2016 in Calabasas
Kim Kardashian also said that the slavery comment caused her deep concern. Seen in June in Paris
‘You were there for 400 years, and it is all of y’all? It is like we are mentally imprisoned. I like the word prison because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks. It is like slavery, holocaust. Holocaust, is Jews, and slavery is blacks.
‘So prison is something that unites us as one race. Black and whites, one race. It is like we are one with the human race, we are human beings and stuff.’
TMZ boss Harvey Levin brought the conversation back to the rapper’s comment about slavery.
‘Right now, we’re choosing to be enslaved,’ said Kanye, who spoke about a recent FaceTime conversation he had with Ibrahim ‘Ebro’ Darden and conservative commentator Candice Owens.
He said that because Owens shut Ebro down during a conversation they had, Ebro refused to allow Owens on his show.
‘So you’re stiffling her voice,’ said Kanye.
The way they were: Kanye and Kim were big supporters of 44th President Barack Obama; seen in 2014
‘You’re choosing to enslave people’s minds. You’re choosing to not let the truth be free.’
The talk then shifted to Kanye’s support of President Trump, for which the rapper believes he was unfairly attacked based on the fact that he is a black man.
‘The mob tries to tell you what to think. The mob tries to make all blacks be Democrats for food stamps and stuff. It is the mob,’ declared Kanye.
On the subject of President Trump however, Kanye did explain that politics has little to do with his affinity for the real-estate-scion-turned-commander-in-chief.
‘My righteous point of view is freedom of thought. I don’t have extremely strong political opinions. You can talk to John Legend if you want opinions,’ said Kanye.
‘I have never been into politics. I just love Trump. That is my boy.’