The 21-time Grammy winner's recent manic tweets and interviews are even more worrying considering his nine-day stint for "temporary psychosis" at UCLA Medical Center in 2016. "It ain't hurt nobody but him, and that's the conundrum", he said.
Lathan had ranted on his Red Pill podcast about West after he posted images of himself wearing a Make America Great Again cap and professed his love for Donald Trump.
He then doubled down on his comments - and his determination to be a "free thinker" - by releasing the song "Ye vs".
But West surpassed even his own ability to stir up the masses when on Tuesday he suggested that the enslavement of African Americans in the United States was a "choice".
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"When you hear about slavery for 400 years...for 400 years, that sounds like a choice", West told TMZ.
Soon after West's comments, Twitter users satirised what generations of subjugation, mistreatment and racism might look like with the hashtag #IfSlaveryWasAChoice.
But after hearing West spew inaccurate rhetoric about African-American ancestors and slavery, he felt compelled to rebut West's comments in a "measured and focused" way. Kanye is the type of person that if you tell not to do something, he's going to go at it even harder.
"Me moving to Massa Johnson's plantation cuz he got a better slave benefits package", another joked.
"What in the Andy Kaufman is going on here?" asked Questlove, invoking the late comedian with a reputation for being erratic.
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Noah continued, "Normally, I would care what Kanye West says about slavery or black history".
Well, some ingenious Twitter users have been turning Kanye's dumb tweets into the basis of incredible tweets, using the hashtag #IfSlaveryWereAChoice. "Slavery wasn't a choice", Russ Bengtson tweeted, "but listening to Kanye is".
He enraged many fellow artists - but was embraced by conservative commentators - as he praised Trump, who has since cited the rapper's words as evidence of minority support.
Kanye West caused a stir during his appearance Tuesday on "TMZ Live" - but it's perhaps a lesser-known show employee, Van Lathan, who dropped the mic. "And he was like, 'Yo, free thought man".
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