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    Rap Icon Kanye West Apologizes for Calling Slavery a 'Choice' After Backlash

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    During a previous interview, the famous American rapper made a provocative remark about the institution of slavery that existed in North America for some 400 years, where he suggested that slavery was a choice made by black people.

    Kanye West has apologized on a Chicago radio station for calling slavery a "choice" during an earlier interview with TMZ.

    "I don't know if I properly apologized for a slave comment that made people feel," Kanye West noted.

    The rapper later clarified his position on Twitter but deleted the post. 

    "I am sorry for people who felt let-down by that comment," he said during the WGCI FM interview.

    READ MORE: ‘That Sounds Like a Choice': Kanye West Suggests Slavery was Voluntary (VIDEO)

    West's comment has inspired an ardent and emotional debate among social media users.


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