Kanye West: Kim Kardashian Almost Divorced Me Over Slavery Comments!

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Remember back in May when Kanye West said slavery was a choice and was justly torn limb-from-limb by the entire internet?

Perhaps after weeks of concerted effort, you succeeded in blocking that shameful incident from your memory -- but it's still very much on the minds of both Kanye and his long-suffering wife.

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Earlier this month, Kanye debuted a new studio album, on which he made some surprising and disturbing revelations about his marriage and the way it's been negatively affected by his erratic behavior.

Now, the controversial rapper has gone into greater detail in a surprisingly candid interview with The New York Times.

West says that after he made the infamous slavery comment during a conversation with TMZ staffers, he had reason to believe Kim Kardashian was considering ending the couple's four-year marriage:

"There was a moment where I felt like after TMZ, maybe a week after that, 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," he told the paper.

The comment won't come as much of a surprise for fans who have listened closely to the lyrics on Kanye's eighth studio album, titled simply 'Ye:

Classic Kimye

"I said, 'Slavery a choice,' they said, 'How, Ye?'" West raps at one point, adding:

"My wife callin', screamin', say, 'We 'bout to lose it all! ... Told her she could leave me now, but she wouldn't leave."

Obviously, not every line in every rap song is an accurate reflection of the emcee's real-life experiences, but Kanye prides himself on his authenticity and often insists that he's 100 percent straightforward with his fans.

That's why it's so troubling that the song contains at least one line in which he seemingly alluded to being unfaithful.

"Told my wife I've never seen her After I hit it, bye Felicia, that's the way that I'ma leave it," Kanye raps on a song fittingly titled "Yikes".

Sounds like Kim had reasons for considering kicking Kanye to the curb that go beyond his astonishingly ignorant remarks.

Kanye West and a Woman

As for those dreadful comments Kanye is still defending them, telling the Times:

"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. 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."

All of this comes at a time when Kim is being praised for her efforts to secure presidential pardons for non-violent offenders serving life sentences.

In other words, don't be surprised if you hear another round of Kim-Kanye divorce rumors.

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