Kanye West comments on the consequences of his anti-Semitic statements

Kanye West comments on the consequences of his anti-Semitic statements



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After a week of financial consequences following anti-Semitic comments on social media and in interviews, Kanye West is commenting on those thoughts as well as what he has said about George Floyd and Black Lives Matter.

In a rambling 16-minute video shared by WmgLab Records on YouTube On Saturday, and apparently sometime after Adidas ended its relationship with West on Tuesday, the artist appears to address a crowd of paparazzi and bystanders gathered outside a building as he exits the building.

“I think Adidas felt because everyone was ganging up on me that they had the right to just take my designs,” West told the small crowd.

“I feel like God is humbling me right now,” he continued. “Because two things are happening. When I often said, “I’m the richest black man,” that was a defense I used to talk about mental health. … What’s happening right now is that I’m being humiliated.”

West went on to address the backlash to his proposal in a latest podcast interview on the death of George Floyd was caused by the use of fentanyl.

“When the idea of ​​Black Lives Matter came out, it brought us together as a people,” he said. “Well, I said that and questioned the death of George Floyd, it hurt my people. It hurt black people. So I want to apologize for hurting her [sic] because god just showed me what adidas is doing and what the media is doing, i know how it feels to have a knee on the back of my neck now. So thank you God for humbling me and letting me know how it really felt. Because how could the richest black man ever be humiliated but not made a billionaire in front of everyone for a comment.”

West also spoke about his “exhaustion” caused by reaction to wearing a MAGA hat, which has been “misdiagnosed” as a mental disorder, and his refusal to take medication that he said made him ” a pill” away from Michael Jackson or Prince.

“In a time like this, if I was on medication now, a pill could have been swapped out and it would have been Michael Jackson or Prince again,” West said.

He also compared himself to Emmet Tillwho was brutally lynched in 1955 at the age of 14 and said he felt like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. at times.

“I’m just not worried. Period,” West said in response to someone in the crowd asking if he was worried he’d ruined his legacy. “God lives.”

Anti-Semitic demonstrators posted signs pointing to the West Last weekend in Los Angeles and Jacksonville, Fla this weekend. In the video, West didn’t apologize for his anti-Semitic remarks, but appeared to try to distance himself from any “hate group.”

“I have no affiliation with any hate group,” West said as he ended his remarks in prayer. “If any hatred is meted out to a Jewish person, it will not be associated (points to self) because I demand that everyone walk in love.”



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