Kanye West has said a lot of controversial things. One time, he went off-script on a Hurricane Katrina fundraiser and said former US President George Bush "doesn't care about black people." On another occasion, the famous rapper interrupted Taylor Swift's MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech to suggest that Beyonce probably deserved it more. The outrage his previous remarks have caused, however, can't even compare to the backlash this famous person has just received from the internet over his recent comments on slavery in America.

"When you hear about slavery for 400 years... for 400 years? That sounds like a choice," Kanye said during an appearance on TMZ. He later used Twitter to explain his highly unpopular opinion: "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."

Slavery in America started in 1619 when a Dutch ship brought 20 African slaves to the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia. During the years, rebellions did occur within the slavery system. For example, historian Herbert Aptheker published a study called American Negro Slave Revolts, and has found records of "approximately two hundred and fifty revolts and conspiracies in the history of American Negro slavery."

Despite the horror slavery reminds us about, Black Twitter has come up with some alternate reality moments in which slavery was a choice. Scroll down to check the public opinion and new memes that it has spawned out and upvote your favorites!

Kanye West has just suggested that African-American Slavery was a "choice"

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To watch the interview, see the video below

Later, the rapper used Twitter to explain his claim

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But that didn't stop the internet from responding in the best possible way

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Matthew A
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's weird, how come they're just choosing to stay there??

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Alex Craig
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this one so much. I know everyone is sticking it to the lunatic Kayne. But everyone in this are so happy. Sorta cute really.

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Alex Craig
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh that's so sweet, How did you ask her out? ha ha. Seriously though you guys are such a gorgeous couple.

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Cyndi H
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my... Laughing so hard im crying!

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Thomas Ewing
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm the fourth one from the right, bottom row...

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FABULOUS1
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This made me laugh so hard, I spit hard boiled egg across the room

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you liked it then you should have put a chain on it.

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new spirituals... LOL!!!!

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