Kanye West is trying to clarify his comments that he made about slavery when he visited TMZ Live yesterday.
Kanye said, “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.”
Hours later Kanye tried to clarify his comments:
“to make myself clear. Of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will. The reason why I brought up the 400 years point is because we can’t be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years. We need free thought now. Even the statement was an example of free thought. It was just an idea.”