Rapper Kanye West has finally apologized over his controversial slavery comments. The multiple award-winning rapper said that he was “sorry for the people that felt let down.”
Controversy began earlier this year when, during a TMZ interview, Kanye West made the following statement:
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years — for 400 years? That sounds like a choice. You were there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all. It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned.”
The world was aghast at the suggestion that slavery was a choice, and Kanye West had been loudly criticized.
And although he had a chance to clarify his statement on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel, he failed to use it, leaving many wondering why he was being insensitive and stubborn – a black American himself.
However, those who had been much hurt by his statement are going to be mollified by Kanye West’s recent apology in a new radio interview with 107.5 WGCI Chicago:
“What I want say to everyone listening right now – I have never really approached or addressed the slavery comment fully. And it’s not something for me to overly intellectualise.
“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 apologise.” He said.
Kanye Omari West, who recently claimed that Canadian rapper Drake threatened him, is a singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer and one of the singers with the highest Grammy Awards of all time – 21.
“Graduation,” “The Life of Pablo,” and “Ye” are among his many albums