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Kanye West finally apologizes for saying slavery was a choice

Kanye West learned his history lesson.

The 41-year-old rapper finally walked back controversial remarks in a bizarre TMZ appearance in May, during which he said slavery was a choice.

“I have never really approached or addressed the slavery comment fully. And it’s not something for me to overly intellectualize. This is something about the fact that it hurt people’s feelings and the way that I presented that piece of information. I could present it in a way more calm way, but I was ramped up. And I apologize,” West said on 107.5 WGCI Chicago Wednesday.

“I don’t know if I properly apologized for how the slavery comment made people feel. I’m sorry for the one-two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment, and I’m sorry for people that felt let down by that moment. And I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to talk to you about the way I was thinking and what I was going through.”

West said the response for his comments showed “how much black people love me and how much black people count on me and depend on me and I appreciate that.”

As for his friendship with President Trump, West returned to a question from Jimmy Kimmel about whether POTUS cares about black people.

“I feel that (Trump) 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 the rap songs and all this,” West said, still not particularly answering the question.

“(He’ll) 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’re gonna have to speak to him.”

Since his rambling May remarks to the gossip site, West has stayed busy, including the releases of five albums he produced. He’s also rehired his management team, led by Scooter Braun and John Monopoly, after severing ties with much of his inner circle earlier this year.