Kim Kardashian reveals her furious reaction to Kanye West's slavery comments
Here is a question for you: is Kanye West a genius or is he an idiot? It's a question that will divide the ages, with those leaning to the "Genius" side citing his many bodies of incredible music and his influence on modern culture. However, in the last few weeks, those who tend to support the "idiot" side of the argument have been given plenty of ammo from Yeezy himself.
It would be safe to say that in the build-up to his latest album "Ye", Kanye has set about trying to divide the world through his bizarre tweets, outlandish claims and divisive opinions. Whether it's informing us that he's "nice at ping pong" or talking about the "Dragon Energy" that he and Donald Trump share, as well as saying that he admires the president, Kanye has left plenty of fans and social commentators scratching their head.
However, while some of the tweets were laughable and easily dismissed as "Ye being Ye," some comments were simply unforgivable.
Appearing on TMZ, Kanye proclaimed that he thought slavery was a "choice," saying: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years... for 400 years? That sounds like a choice."
The comment did go down well with anyone, let alone the most staunch of Yeezy fans - who couldn't find it in themselves to defend the words of their idol. However, on Twitter, one woman continued to stand by her husband's side. Kim Kardashian West - Kanye's wife - has had to protect her husband on many occasions, but she admits that the slavery comment was one step too far for her.
In an interview with ET at the CFDA Fashion Awards, Kardashian West said: "Did I scream about it? Did I cry about it? Did I fight about it? Yeah."
West alludes to the drama in a track on his new album, in which he raps: "My wife callin', screamin', say, 'We 'bout to lose it all!' / Had to calm her down 'cause she couldn't breathe / Told her she could leave me now, but she wouldn't leave."
Kardashian West said the song, Wouldn't Leave, was the last one that he played to her.
"That's not stuff we put on social media, but we have those moments that that was the one song that he didn't really play for me until last minute, so I heard that last minute and it meant a lot to me," she added.
While The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star wasn't pleased with Kanye's comments, she did say that her husband is "the most genuine person".
She said: "He might say things that might get misinterpreted and people don't see the context behind it, but I always know his heart, so I'm glad that it was really well-received."
The mother-of-three added that she feels that her rapper husband can often be misunderstood by others. "I know what he really means when he says something and I know people will too at some point," she said.