Kanye West apologizes for saying ‘slavery was a choice’ in tearful interview
| “And it’s not something for me to overly intellectualize.”
HEADLINE HEALTH – Another wealthy celebrity is claiming to be mentally ill and trying to explain away bad behavior.
Now another A-list entertainer is giving interviews to explain that recent bizarre rant stems from mental illness …
PEOPLE – Three months after stirring up controversy with his “slavery was a choice” comment, Kanye West has apologized.
“I don’t know if I properly apologized for how the slavery comment made people feel,” the rapper, 41, said.
“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,” West continued in reference to his explosive interview on TMZ and his proclamation of love for Donald Trump.
The outspoken father of three also addressed his mental health and his bipolar diagnosis, which has become a talking point for many fans confused by his latest actions.
“The thing about being called crazy, the biggest stigma that has to be broken is that you instantly get written off,” West explained on the radio show.
“But you might be the only one who knows what they’re talking about. Also, what I wanna say to everyone listening right now– I have never really approached or addressed the slavery comment fully,” he continued.
“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,” West said.
“I’m not blaming mental health, but I’m explaining mental health,” he added. Read more at PEOPLE.
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