WTF Kanye?! Slavery was a choice? Whose? How? Like njani?

We have so many questions.

02 May 2018 - 11:42 By Chrizelda Kekana
Kanye West seems to be on a "piss black people off" mission.
Kanye West seems to be on a "piss black people off" mission.
Image: Via Instagram/KanyeWest official

Most black people's reaction to Kanye West's latest interview has been a major "WTF Kanye?" moment and once you read further you'll understand why. 

In case you haven't watched the rapper's latest 'let me insult black people in the name of free thinking' TMZ stunt, you are about to be shocked.


Well... according to the US rapper the enslavement of African Americans over centuries may have been a "choice".

Yes. You read that right. An entire choice.

While it's not breaking news that Kanye is a Trump supporter, nobody was ready for the slavery example that Kanye gave on Tuesday. He was trying to explain some of his latest pro-Trump tweets and why everything just boiled down to "choice". 

"When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... for 400 years? That sounds like a choice," Kanye said during an appearance on entertainment site TMZ.

Meanwhile most black people in the world are just like: OMG!

As far as history goes, black people were forcibly brought from Africa to the US during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and sold as slaves.

But to Kanye's knowledge black people have just been chilling and having a good time as slaves. He said it was more of a mental prison that black people - back in the time of slavery and even now in 2018- find themselves in.

Because... well why would they stay for 400? Surely they could have just went back to Africa or like just walked away or something. *sigh*

The full interview of Kanye West on TMZ Live with Harvey Levin where he made the controversial comment that slavery is a choice.

The reaction on Twitter topped the global trends list and people were losing their minds, to say the list.

It resulted in Kanye trending at number one in most countries and sub trending hashtags such as #Ifslaverywasachoice.

While many could only vent on social media, one of TMZ’s staff members, Van Lathan, spoke passionately to Kanye about why his "free thought" train was actually trash.

Look, mans fetched kanye for everybody who couldn't and he said exactly what most people expressed with regards to Kanye's words.