Kim Kardashian is being called out for defending Kanye West's slavery was a "choice" comment

7 December 2018, 15:29 | Updated: 26 January 2022, 19:35

Kim Kardashian on her show/Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the the Versace fall 2019 fashion show
Kim Kardashian has defended her husband Kanye West. Picture: E!/Getty
Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Kim Kardashian is definitely a "ride or die" wife.

Remember when Kanye West made those absolutely ludicrous comments about slavery being a "choice"? We all heard him incorrectly, according to his wife Kim Kardashian. Yep, all of us. In a preview clip for an upcoming episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians – which has since been pulled – Kimmie claims he was misquoted in that famous TMZ interview… which was recorded. LIVE.

"He didn't say slavery is a choice, he was saying if you're gonna still be enslaved for another 400 years then that's some bullshit," Kim said. Erm, did he? Well, Kanye's actual comment was: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years? That sounds like a choice. Like, you was there for 400 years and it's all of y'all?" 

Kim said she rushed home after the whole scandal broke and was crying hysterically but Kanye was as cool as a cucumber. She went on to downplay the incident further, adding: "I always know what Kanye's intentions are and what he's trying to say, but I also know that they're gonna write a headline and people are gonna assume that that's exactly what you said and what you meant."

Kim added: "When he gets ramped up, he can't control what he says, he can't let it go. He loves being ramped up. He's like, 'I feel powerful when I'm ramped up. I don't want to be so suppressed. Yeah, I say crazy shit but I've always said crazy shit. That's why I'm Kanye.'" We know you have to defend your husband but this is pretty indefensible, Kim.


Unsurprisingly, Kim's comments on Kanye's words only wound people up even more.

If you don't recall, Kanye got cancelled by pretty much everyone back in May for his comments on slavery and after he proclaimed his love for US president Donald Trump.

After some fierce backlash he later apologised for what he had said and claimed that his words has been misinterpreted. "I don't know if I properly apologised for how the slavery comment made people feel," he said at WGCI Chicago. "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."