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 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.
The lies are insane on the season finale of #KUWTK— Stephanie Sidley (@StephanieSidley) December 7, 2018
Kim Kardashian: “If you listen to what he said, he said, ‘Slavery was 400 years, if it’s gonna be another 400 years that sounds like a choice to me.’ He didn’t say slavery is a choice.”
This is literally what Kanye said: pic.twitter.com/q3aKQwS2az
#KimKardashian idk what you are trying to convince with the audience of your show but your husband #KanyeWest DID SAY "SLAVERY WAS A CHOICE" there is a difference between trying to explain his intent from the bullshit that comes out of his mouth but come on girl come on— Lilibeth Leon (@LilibethLeon8) December 7, 2018
@KimKardashian this is why you should stay tf out of black issues. Idc how Kanye made the comment slavery will never be a fucking choice. we heard the clip of this grown ass man saying “400 years that sounds like a choice to me”— Fashion Girl (@livefshion) December 6, 2018
So @KimKardashian really thinks we are stupid and didn’t hear her husband on LIVE tv say slavery was a choice?! She’s saying he never said that! She’s fkn crazy— MF (@meli788O) December 6, 2018
We get it @KimKardashian you want to try to savage your bipolar crazy ass husband. @TMZ did NOT edit the clip. It was LIVE. He clearly said slavery was a choice & being an African American he should be ASHAMED #KUWTK https://t.co/0ewhUZrdgM— Jamie Argeñal B (@miss_jamie126) December 6, 2018
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."