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    Posted on Jun 26, 2018

    Kanye West Thought Kim Kardashian Would Leave Him After His Comments On Slavery

    "I called different family members and was asking, you know, ‘Was Kim thinking about leaving me after TMZ?’"

    You probably remember that a couple of months ago, Kanye West caused uproar online when he professed his love for Donald Trump and said slavery was "a choice" live on TMZ.

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    At the time, Kim Kardashian was criticised for not addressing her husband's comments, although she later told Entertainment Tonight that she had cried and fought with him about it for a week.

    Kanye also referenced the fights on his new album, Ye, with a song called "Wouldn't Leave".


    And in a new interview with the New York Times, he expanded on the lyrics, saying he worried Kim was going to leave him after the TMZ incident.

    "There was a moment where I felt like after TMZ, maybe a week after that, I felt like the energy levels were low," he said. "I called different family members and was asking, you know, ‘Was Kim thinking about leaving me after TMZ?’ So that was a real conversation."

    Kanye also attempted to explain the meaning behind his comments on slavery, saying he "never said it's a choice":

    I said the idea of sitting in something for 400 years sounds – sounds – like a choice to me, I never said it’s a choice. I never said slavery itself – like being shackled in chains – was a choice. That’s why I went from slave to 400 years to mental prison to this and that. If you look at the clip you see the way my mind works ... I think an extreme thing; I adjust it, I adjust it, I adjust it. That’s the way I get to it, but I have to push to, you know, the furthest concept possible.

    And he said he supported Trump because of all the people who thought he could never win the election, and he wanted to speak about his beliefs where others wouldn't.

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    "I felt that I knew people who voted for Trump that were celebrities that were scared to say that they liked him. But they told me, and I liked him, and I’m not scared to say what I like," he said.

    You can read Kanye's full New York Times interview here.

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