“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.” He told the “New York Times“, quote, “I felt like the energy levels were low, and I called different family members and was asking, you know, ‘Was Kim thinking about leaving me after TMZ?’ So that was a real conversation.” In that same interview, he finally offered a much clearer explanation of what he meant . . . Quote, “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. After KANYE WEST went on TMZ and blathered about slavery being a CHOICE, he was worried that he’d jeopardized his marriage.