Kanye West is being dragged and snatched by a new hashtag — #IfSlaveryWasAChoice — Tuesday night after appearing on “TMZ Live” and saying that slavery was “choice” black people made rather than something inflicted on them.
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years — for 400 years?! That sounds like a choice,” West said. “You was there for 400 years, and it’s all of y’all? It’s like we’re mentally in prison.”
After heated backlash for the comments, West later attempted to clarify the statement, tweeting “Of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will … My point is for us to have stayed in that position even though the numbers were on our side means that we were mentally enslaved.”
Regardless of what hey may or may not have meant the BlackTwitter had time today.
The hashtag #IfSlaveryWasAChoice became the top trending topic in the U.S. just hours later. Read on for some of the funniest samples: