Kanye West

Kanye West nearly broke the Internet on Tuesday when his comment – “slavery is a choice” – was taken out of context. Kanye made the controversial comment during an interview with TMZ’s Harvey Levin on Tuesday.

Kanye came under heavy artillery fire as his statement rocketed around social media. His former fans called him an “Uncle Tom” and “a coon” after he reiterated his love for President Donald Trump.

Late Tuesday, Kanye tweeted that his ‘slavery’ comment was taken out of context.

“To make myself clear: of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will,” he said.

Kanye clarified that he meant black people were “enslaved mentally” by Democrats and the progressive left who only court the black community when they need the black vote.

“My point is for us to have stayed in that position, even though the numbers were on our side, means that we were mentally enslaved… 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”.

He quoted Harriet Tubman, conductor of the Underground Railroad, who famously said, “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

“[O]nce again I am being attacked for presenting new ideas,” he complained.

“[W]hen the media masses and scholars talk about what started today. Here’s a title … the overground hell road.”

He then posted a text exchange from someone praising him for “opening the eyes of the people in the world.”