Kanye opens up about mental health and his controversial comments

Publish Date
Thursday, 30 August 2018, 3:57PM

Kanye West has apologised after he made some pretty controversial comments about slavery.

Speaking to a radio station in the US, West said: "I don't know if I properly apologised for how that slave comment made people feel".

"And it's not something for me to overly intellectualise," he said.

"This is something about the fact that it hurt people's feelings and the way that I presented that piece of information.

"I could present in a way more calm way, but I was ramped up. And I apologise."

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Kanye, 41, also touched on his battle with bipolar disorder, which dominated his recent album, Ye.

"That happens sometimes when people are — I'm not blaming mental health, but I'm explaining mental health," West added.

In May, West was slammed for referring to slavery as a "choice" during an interview with TMZ.

"You can live through an ass whopping. Probably the idea is to beat sense into me," West explained.

"But when you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice."

Meantime, West also addressed the beef between rappers Pusha-T and Drake.

"It hits me in a really sensitive place … because you, like, hang around people and they come to your house and be around your family and this and that, and then they get mad about a beat and then send you purple demon emojis," Kanye said.

"We all got love for Drake. We understand that he got upset about "The Story of Adidon).

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.