Kanye West Heading To Africa To Record Yandhi; Talks Slavery Again

Kanye West went on TMZ live to talk about his new album and slavery.

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Kanye West has revealed the reason behind the delay of his album Yandhi.

The rap star appeared on TMZ Live today, where he clarified controversial statements he made about abolishing the 13th Amendment, in addition to the holdup surrounding his album.

According to Kanye West, he's traveling to Africa to record the album this week.

Kanye is planning a trip to the motherland, so Yandhi can be released in time for Black Friday on November 23.

Kanye also clarified his shocking statements saying the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, should be done away with.

"Abolish was the wrong language. I misspoke by saying abolish. Amend is the right language...there’s power in words...what’s beautiful about our Constitution is we can amend it,” Kanye said.

According to Ye, he meant to use the word "amend," in reference to the latter part of the 13th amendment, which states: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

"This translates to, in order to make a freed man a slave, all you have to do is convict them of a crime," Kanye said referring to the prison industrial complex, as and the low wages people convicted of crimes often earn while working for corporations in prison.

“There’s people getting paid 8 cents a week working for companies that are privately owned, and a lot of them are first-time offenders, a lot of them are non-violent crimes," Kanye said.