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Kanye West Adds Slavery Line To ‘Ye’ Track ‘I Thought About Killing You’



Kanye West's new antic might get him in trouble again. Days after he dropped ye, the rapper updated a track with another comment on slavery.

The 41-year-old has been receiving intense criticism this year for his controversial political affiliations and opinions that he airs on Twitter. Apparently, he is nowhere near done ruffling feathers.

Kanye West Insists That Slavery Is A Choice

At a listening party hosted by West to celebrate the release of Ye, his seven-track new album, fans were treated to a tweaked version of "I Thought About Killing You." The new iteration of the track now has a new lyric added in the final verse.

"Sorry, but I chose not to be a slave," the father of three rapped.

The line echoes the same opinion that already landed him in hot waters. Earlier this year, in a visit to TMZ, West declared that he thinks that slavery was a "choice." This earned him the ire of fellow celebrities including Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kobe Bryant, Common, Kevin Hart,, Steve Harvey, Trevor Noah, Ava DuVernay, and more.

Stereogum reports that the slavery comment only appears on the one clean version of the new album.

The addition of the controversial line comes a few days after the self-professed genius told Big Boy that he had to cut out certain lines from his new tracks following the hell that was unleashed on him because of his interview with TMZ.

This, however, is not the first time that West made an edit to an album he has already released. His previous work, The Life of Pablo, also was constantly updated by the Chicago-born lyricist.

Pitchfork notes that he even completely reworked the track "Wolves" from his previous album and added the closing song titled "Saint Pablo."

Kanye West Raps About Kim Kardashian's Reaction To Slavery Comment

The debacle surrounding the rapper was referenced and explored in tracks included in ye. In "Wouldn't Leave," he rapped about how his wife, Kim Kardashian-West, freaked out about his controversial comment on slavery.

"They say, 'Build your own' — I said, 'How Sway?'/ I said 'Slavery a choice' — they said 'How, 'Ye?" West revealed. "My wife callin', screaming', say we 'bout to lose it all/ Had to calm her down 'cause she couldn't breathe/ Told her she could leave me now, but she won't leave."

The reality television star admitted that she did freak out when she got wind of the news. She told Extra (via Cosmopolitan) that she broke down crying. 

However, she believed in her husband and knew that he does not have any ill intentions. 

"He has the biggest heart," she stated. "I know his heart, so I know he'll always have that chance to explain himself when the time is right."

Ye is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal. 

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