Kanye West is not new to controversy and scandal. From a 30 minute rant at one of his concerts to his support for President Donald Trump, you can say controversy just seems to follow him wherever he goes. Though in recent provocative comments about slavery, Kanye West might face his biggest scandal yet.

During an appearance on "TMZ Live" on Tuesday, the rapper discussed his personal relationship with President Donald Trump and other topics. Then Kanye West made a shocking statement.

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years...400 years? That sounds like a choice.

Like, you were there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all?” The TMZ newsroom fell silent and were aghast over the rapper’s words. Finally, a TMZ reporter -- Van Lathan -- spoke up, rebuffing Kanye West’s claims on slavery, stating, “I actually don’t think you’re thinking anything. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people was a choice.”

Lathan -- visibly upset and appalled by the rapper’s statement -- said he was disappointed. He furthered his statement, saying that Kanye West “morphed into something to me, that’s not real.”

It did not take long for the TMZ video of Kanye West to go viral on the internet -- spreading like wildfire through social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook, being shared and retweeted for the entire world to witness.

Outraged and upset followers began voicing their thoughts and opinions regarding the rapper.

Former Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am, appeared on "Good Morning Britain" and commented on Kanye West's recent scandal, saying, “that broke my heart.” Will.i.am furthered his comment, stating that it was “one of the most ignorant statements.”

Media backlash over recent Kanye West scandal

The rapper has been in the media quite frequently this week, starting with his support for President Donald Trump.

On Monday morning, the Grammy Award-winner took screenshots of a thread of text messages between himself and John Legend. John Legend expressed his concern regarding West’s support for Donald Trump.

Following Kanye's most recent comments, #IfSlaveryWasAChoice was immediately created to mock him. Hashtags and memes were used to showcase what it might look like if slavery was a choice.

The rapper tweeted in response, “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.”

Kanye West felt “attacked” for expressing his views.

Kim Kardashian West expresses her concern for her husband

Kim Kardashian West is standing by her man, but that does not erase her concern. Kardashian West defended her husband in a series of tweets, saying that he is “having mental health issues.” The mom of three did not even know that her husband was back on his social media account.