Twitter roasts Kanye for slavery comment

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Rapper Kanye West has been charged with misdemeanor battery. West and a photographer scuffled at Los Angeles International Airport in July.

Rapper Kanye West has been charged with misdemeanor battery. West and a photographer scuffled at Los Angeles International Airport in July.

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Rapper Kanye West has been charged with misdemeanor battery. West and a photographer scuffled at Los Angeles International Airport in July.

Rapper Kanye West has been charged with misdemeanor battery. West and a photographer scuffled at Los Angeles International Airport in July.

JOHANNESBURG – Kanye West&39;s outrageous comments on slavery has sparked a tongue-in-cheek viral hashtag IfSlaveryWasAChoice, in which social media users roast the rapper. 

Speaking to gossip publication TMZ Live, West revealed his thoughts about race and the history of slavery in the United States.

"You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice," he said.

West also came under fire recently after he proclaimed his love for US president Donald Trump, which lost him about nine million followers on Twitter. He did, however, regain those fans a few hours later.