It was just last week when Kanye West went of on a multi-tweet rant showing his support for Donald Trump. Doubling down on his thoughts on the president, West appeared for an interview at the headquarters of TMZ where he made remarks about slavery that didn't go over well with a staffer.

Kanye at TMZ

Donald Trump's relationship with the majority of celebrities out in Hollywood is well-documented. From the day he kicked off his campaign for president, Trump has been at odds with Hollywood stars due to his controversial and reckless statements and policies.

Despite this, not everyone is in opposition to the commander in chief, with rapper Kanye West being one of his most vocal supporters. During a lengthy tweetstorm last week, West expressed his support for Trump, claiming that the two were "brothers" who share "dragon energy." West quickly came under fire for his remarks, but didn't retract any of his tweets.

As reported by TMZ on May 1, Kanye West appeared at their offical headquarters and elaborated on his thoughts on Donald Trump while making a controversial statement about slavery.

"I just love Trump, that’s my boy," West said. "Trump is one of rap’s favorite people," he went on to say, explaining that rappers were all behind the former host of "The Apprentice" until he was elected president.

Not stopping there, Kanye West went on to bring up the issue of slavery, claiming that it was a "choice" to be a slave.

"When you hear about slavery for 400 years...that sounds like a choice,” the rapper said.. “Like, you was there for 400 years and it’s all of you? he added. In response, TMZ staffer Van Lathan chimed in, hitting back at West's claims. "Kanye, you’re entitled to your opinion...but there is real life consequence behind everything that you just said," Lathan said, before noting that he was "disappointed" and "appalled" that West has become something that is "not real."

Twitter erupts

As expected, critics on social media also had a few things to say about Kanye West and his view on Donald Trump and slavery.

"BRO DID HE REALLY SAY SLAVERY WAS A CHOICE?????????" one tweet read.

"Can we seriously stop calling him a genius. Anybody who thinks this way is far from one," a Twitter user stated. "Brother has lost his MF mind," another tweet added. "Either I am incredibly uneducated or ignorant because I don't feel this man one bit and did this man just say a choice??

I just fell on the floor..what is he saying???" an additional tweet noted.

"Oh, seriously dude. I know you’re an artist and you feel all knowledge and ideas just flow to you but I think your thoughts on slavery would be better served if you actually READ A BOOK," a social media user wrote. "How long do we let this go on until we just get Kanye the help he needs?" a follow-up tweet wondered.