Kanye West Apologizes for Slavery Comment, Breaks Down on Air

Kanye West is known for saying a lot of crazy stuff.

He just comes right out and tells the world what sort of porn he likes to watch, for instance.

But the rapper appeared on Chicago-based radio station 107.5 on Wednesday and said something we never expected to hear him say:

Kanye issued an apology.

The artist has been under more fire than ever before over the past several weeks, due to patently ridiculous comments he made this summer about how slavery was a choice for black people.

He also made it clear, over and over and over again, that he was an ardent support of Donald Trump, sharing a photo, for instance, of himself in a Make America Great Again hat.

In this radio interview, however, Kanye basically took it all back.

"I don’t know if I properly apologized for how the slavery comment made people feel,” West said, adding on air:

"I’m sorry for the one-two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment, and I’m sorry for people that felt let down by that moment.

"And I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to talk to you about the way I was thinking and what I was going through."

Wow, right?

Kanye actually dissolved into full-on tears at one point as well, touching on the subject of his late mother and how he has lacked a support system over the years.

He told the hosts that's the reason why his wife, Kim Kardashian, has not suffered a mental breakdown yet: because her family is always, always there for her.

"The thing about being called crazy, the biggest stigma that has to be broken is that you instantly get written off,” he continued.

“But you might be the only one who knows what they’re talking about. Also, what I wanna say to everyone listening right now - I have never really approached or addressed the slavery comment fully.

"And it’s not something for me to overly intellectualize.

"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 apologize.

"That happens sometimes when people are - I’m not blaming mental health, but I’m explaining mental health."

We never thought we'd live to see this day, did you?

Check out the extended clip featured on this page to hear more from Kanye on this personal and important topic.

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