He recently made headlines for his support for President Trump.
During the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries African Americans were brought from Africa to the United States against their will.
Kanye later took to Twitter to explain that his comments had been misinterpreted. He wrote, “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."
But that didn’t stop the internet from lashing out on him. Fellow Black including celebrities were appalled with his statement and they weren’t shy to say it.
A black member of staff at the company got annoyed and stated that the comments were made with "the absence of thought".
"You're entitled to believe whatever you want, but there is fact and real-world, real-life consequence behind everything that you just said," he added as the star stood still stroking his chin.
"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," Mr Lathan continued, adding: "I'm appalled, and brother I am unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something to me that isn't real."
Kanye West also sparked controversy with his support for US President Trump. The star released a song titled “Ye vs The People”, defending his support for the president, who he believes is "fighting for the people".