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Kanye Sorry to Those 'Let Down' by Slavery Comment

Says that a "new Ye" is coming soon
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2018 6:19 PM CDT

(Newser) – Kanye West started his summer by causing an uproar when he told TMZ that slavery was a choice. Now he's ending the summer by saying he's sorry for those comments. The apology came during a wide-ranging, and at-times-tearful, interview on Chicago's WGCI, per Rolling Stone, during which West also talked about Drake ("We'll reconcile that one day"), his bipolar diagnosis (that's what caused the slavery comment), and his support for President Trump ("He knows that he can't be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community").

"I don't know if I properly apologized for how that slave comment made people feel," West said, per CNN. "So I want to take this moment right now to say ... I'm sorry for people who felt let down by that moment." West also said he is reinventing himself and soon the fans will meet a "new Ye," per Billboard, adding "You're going to feel the impact of new relationships and new ideas and the exposures that I've gathered." WGCI host Kendra G later tweeted: "Thank you @kanyewest for apologizing … I received it. Thank you." (Read more Kanye West stories.)

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