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It’s pretty clear with Kanye West’s recent “slavery seemed like a choice” comments, the rapper isn’t all that keen on facts (or reading history books). But one African lawmaker wants to give the 40-year-old controversial rapper an up close and personal lesson.

According to CNN, Nigerian senator Shehu Sani has invited Kanye to visit slave ports on the continent.

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Sani tweeted on Friday (May 4), “If Kanye West thinks slavery was a choice, we will offer him a free ticket and tour guide to visit slave routes and camps in Badagry, Lagos, Ouida, Benin Republic, Ghana and Goree Island in Senegal to ‘experience the choices in chains. Kanye defecated on the graves of victims.”

No word if Kanye is going to take Sani up on his offer.

Kanye recently gave a bizarre interview on TMZ, saying that he believes the enslavement of Black people for 400 years was a “choice.” He later tried to clarify the comments, tweeting, “To make myself clear…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.”


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