After setting the internet ablaze three months ago with his ‘Slavery is a choice’ comment, the Grammy award-winning rapper has finally come out to render an apology for his words.
In an interview with WGCI 107.5, Kanye used the platform to offer a lengthy apology to both his fans and colleagues, who felt offended by his words. He said, “I don’t know if I properly apologized for how that slave comment made people feel, so I want to take this moment right now to say that I’m sorry for hurting, I’m sorry for the 1-2 effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment and I’m sorry for people who felt let down by that moment.”
He 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 and what led me to that and I just appreciate you guys holding on to me as a family. One thing that I got from the TMZ comment is it showed me how much black people love me and how much black people count on me independently, ” West concluded, “I appreciate.”
On the other side of the interview, Kanye was made to answer a question previously posted to him by Jimmy Kimmel earlier this month. The rapper was asked by Kimmel on his show ‘Why he thinks Donald Trump has care about black people? Since he openly came out to say that George Bush, then president, doesn’t care about black people.
“I feel that he 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 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 gonna have to speak to him,” answered Kanye.