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WATCH: Kanye West Says Slavery Is a 'Choice' in Rant on TMZ Live

May 1, 2018
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By Erin Thibeau

Kanye West joined TMZ Live on Tuesday and said some pretty wild things in the newsroom.

"I just love Trump; that's my boy," he told Harvey Levin. "I represent the world," he added.

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During the conversation Kanye also said, "When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice."

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Watch some "highlights" of the conversation below:

See how one TMZ employee, Van, called the rapper out in the middle of the newsroom. "I'm disappointed. I'm appalled," he said.

Here's how Kanye clarified his comments later on Twitter:

After his comments caused a major stir, Ye backtracked (a bit) on Twitter.

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