In the new episode of ‘The Keeping up With The Kardashians’ Kim Kardashian discusses her husband’s controversial slavery comments.
Back in May Kanye shocked everyone by making comments that slavery was a “choice” while he was on TMZ live. “It was really just my subconscious,” Kanye explained. “It was a feeling I had. People were taught how to think, we’re taught how to feel. We don’t know how to think for ourselves, [and] we don’t know how to feel for ourselves. People say ‘Feel free,’ but they don’t really want us to feel free. I felt a freedom, first of all, doing something that everybody tells you not to do.”
Kim’s long-time friend Jonathan Cheban asked her how Kanye is doing after the comments. “He’s doing good; everyone thinks he’s having a breakdown,” she said.
“You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice,” he said. “You were there for 400 years and it was all of y’all? It’s like we’re meant to be in prison. I like the word ‘prison’ because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks…Prison is something that unites us as one race.”
“I rushed home, I was hysterically crying,” she recalls. “So I go home…he’s totally fine.”
Kim admits that she wasn’t shocked to see her husband all relaxed after the scandal. “When he gets ramped up, he can’t control what he says, he can’t let it go,” she explains. “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 s— but I’ve always said crazy s—. That’s why I’m Kanye.’”
“I always know what Kanye’s intentions are and what he’s trying to say,” Kim said in her confessional. “But I also know that they’re gonna write a headline and people are gonna assume that’s exactly what you said and what you meant.” Kim added: “Kanye’s slavery comment? He never said that. That was just the headline.” At the end of the clip, an off-screen producer says “they take the sound bite and do whatever” to which Kim agreed, adding that it’s frustrating.