Kanye West opens up about his 2016 nervous breakdown in new interview

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"When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice", said Ye. Like, you were there for 400 years and it's all of you all? "We exchanged numbers, because we hadn't seen each other since I got out of prison".

"I like the word prison because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks", the rapper explained.

The eventful month of Kanye West continued Tuesday with the release of an extensive sit-down interview, which was immediately followed by the rapper invading the TMZ offices and calling slavery "a choice". Blacks and whites being one race. When they met, T.I. says, "He and I stepped outside, and I said, 'What's up, bro? And that sharpens the diamond-our mind, our consciousness, the way we are thinking, just breaking some shit". Dillinger shared a screenshot of the vid on Instagram, and the former boyfriend of Kim Kardashian commented, "u krazy kuzin! let me know what we doin!" Something about me going on stage was similar to what you was doing. We're taught how to feel.

"I did not wear that hat to hurt them", Kanye says about wearing Trump's "Make America Great Again" hat - a move that caused many in the hip-hop community to respond. "I just love Trump".

One member of the newsroom, who TMZ identified as Van, then retorted that he believes that West's behavior lately has actually displayed an "absence of thought". And the reason that I feel like that is, Kanye, you're entitled to your opinion - you're entitled to believe whatever you want - but there's fact and real-life outcome behind everything you just said.

"Yeah, Kanye put a restraining order on me", he says in a Monday IG video.

'Frankly, I'm disappointed, I'm appalled, and brother.

But the damage was done, as his words had seriously offended TMZ reporter Van Lathan, who stood up to the 40-year-old on camera and called him out on his bad choice of words. The clip cuts out as West is telling the staffer he is sorry he hurt him.

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