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Kanye West issues apology over 'slavery was a choice' remark


ANI Washington D.C. [USA]
Rapper Kanye West has apologised for his comments about slavery, which found him at the center of controversy three months ago.
"I don't know if I properly apologised for how the slavery comment made people feel," the 41-year-old said during a radio interview with WGCI Chicago. "So I want to take this moment right now to say ... I'm sorry for people who felt let down by that moment," he added, reported People magazine.
"And I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to talk to you about the way I was thinking and what I was going through and what led me to that and I just appreciate you guys holding on to me as a family," Kanye continued.
In May, West had stirred up a controversy after he made an offensive statement about slavery in an interview with TMZ.
"When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... For 400 years? That sounds like a choice," he had said.

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First Published: Aug 30 2018 | 10:40 AM IST

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