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Kanye West Clarifies Comments About Slavery in New Series of Tweets

Kanye West Clarifies Comments About Slavery in New Series of Tweets

Kanye West is speaking out again to clarify the comments that he made about slavery.

While visiting the TMZ offices, he said, “When you hear about slavery for 400 years… For 400 years? That sounds like a choice.” He later added, “You were there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all. It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned.”

In a series of tweets sent out hours later, Kanye clarified the “choice” comment and why he brought up “400 years.”

“to make myself clear. Of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will,” Kanye tweeted. He added, “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.”

Read all of the tweets below.

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  • Mark

    No, you don’t get to make in inflammatory statement such as that and then “clarify” when it doesn’t go over well. Stop helping this fame whore asshole.

  • shoes4life

    Straight jacket, stat!!

  • Tina M. Campbell

    Sadly, the schools keep teaching with poor methods. I have spent 24 years as a volunteer literacy tutor; the methods I use are free to print and use in conjunction with free to watch YouTube videos.My average student improved 1.7 grade levels and increased reading speed 37% after 10 hours of group tutoring. There are free reading grade level tests so you can see if your child needs help, too. They teach phonics to a 12th grade level.

  • Tina M. Campbell
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  • cutitout

    Being able to see the aftermath and patterns set in place by slavery does not mean that people are “imprisoned’ When you forget the past you are doomed to repeat it and there is a concerted effort by parts of our society that wish to gloss over slavery because they seem to believe that if everyone simply stops calling out racism and the remnants of it, it will disappear. Racism and hate festers and spreads, which is why Trump Is our president. we have to cut it out.