Kanye West assails Jews, abortion in Lex Fridman interview

In a sprawling new podcast interview with MIT analysis scientist Lex Fridman, Kanye West made yet one more sequence of incendiary and false statements in regards to the Holocaust, abortion and the Jewish individuals.

West, who now performs as Ye, has been on an antisemitic tear via right-wing media and the podcast circuit, and his hate speech in the course of the previous weeks has value him offers with expertise company CAA and trend label Balenciaga, whereas his profitable partnership with sportswear big Adidas is beneath evaluate. Kim Kardashian condemned her ex-husband’s antisemitic remarks on social media Monday, following a neighborhood demonstration on Sunday by a hate group that referenced West’s tirades.

In a two-hour-and-26 minute interview revealed Monday, which touched on topics starting from engineering to the media to his relationship with Kardashian and her former boyfriend Pete Davidson, West appeared in a jovial if erratic temper. He described having dinner at a Cheesecake Manufacturing facility the evening earlier than and sitting subsequent to a veteran, with whom he mentioned politics.

However West supplied nary an apology for his latest remarks to Fridman, the Soviet Union-born Jewish host.

Echoing a press release he made in a earlier interview, West stated, “We are still in the Holocaust. A Jewish friend of mine said, ‘Go visit the Holocaust Museum,’ and my response was, let’s visit our Holocaust Museum: Planned Parenthood.”

He continued: “Fifty percent today of … Black people’s deaths today is abortion…. It’s not racism; that’s too wide of a term. It’s genocide and population control that Black people are in today in America, that is promoted by the music and the media that Black people make, that Jewish record labels get paid off of.”

Fridman countered West’s antisemitic allegations of Jewish-run media, saying, “I grew up in the Soviet Union. I’m Jewish, parts of my family perished in the Holocaust of Nazi Germany, I have to push back…. When you say ‘Jewish media,’ there’s an echo of a pain that people feel.”

“You’re saying it’s redundant, right,” West stated, smiling. “If Jewish people would accept that I’m a Jew, they’d hear it in a different way.”

“The right thing is not to say there’s Jewish control of the media,” Fridman added.

“That’s incorrect though!” Ye shouted again. “That’s a f— lie. There is. And did they did come and bully me and proved the point.”

Later, West accepted that his far-right beliefs have value him his household and profession. “I lost my f— family. I lost my kids. I lost my best friend in fashion. I lost the Black community,” he stated. “People said I lost my mind…. I lost my reputation. And I’m up here just like, I just want my family. But I don’t want my family to have to say what the left wants it to say, to have to say what China wants it to say. I want to be an American and protect my kids and protect my wife, and raise my kids as Christians, and have my wife be a Christian.”

West additionally spoke in condescending phrases about his ex-wife’s parentage, commenting that “Certain people just have high DNA. Ivanka Trump has high DNA.” West later stated that George Soros, a Jewish philanthropist and activist, “would use the Black trauma economy to win an election.”

At one level West suggests a Jewish conspiracy led him to being recognized with a psychological sickness. “There was a Jewish trainer that brought me to the hospital, and put in [the] press that I went to the hospital. A Jewish doctor that diagnosed me —”

“Why do you keep saying Jewish?” Fridman interrupted. “Because they were,” West stated. He continued: “Diagnosed me with bipolar disorder and shot me with medication. Then put it in the press.”

West accused Ari Emanuel, chief govt of William Morris Endeavor, of “trying to take food out of my children’s mouth,” by writing an op-ed within the Monetary Instances calling for firms to chop ties with the rapper.

When requested towards the top of the interview about what he hopes his legacy might be, West stated, “Who designed the sidewalk, who designed the water fountain, who designed the stop sign, who designed the stoplight? These things are so ubiquitous that the person who designed them is forgotten.”

What he needs for himself, he stated, was “to be forgotten.”