Unaired segments of an interview between Kanye West and the Fox News host Tucker Carlson document the American rapper airing a series of comments based on racist conspiracy theories, adding to the growing controversy over the interview.
In the segments, first reported by the tech news outlet Motherboard, West, who has changed his legal name to Ye, detailed his belief in an unfounded and antisemitic conspiracy theory that Planned Parenthood was founded “to control the Jew population”.
“When I say Jew, I mean … who the people known as the race Black really are,” said West in another of the clips, echoing an unfounded theory frequently invoked by antisemites. “This is who our people are.”
His white lives matter shirt and Tucker Carlson appearance prove it: Kanye West doesn’t want a way back
West also complained to Carlson that his children were attending a school which celebrates Kwanzaa, the African holiday in December, saying he preferred the Jewish Hanukah.
“I prefer my kids knew Hanukah than Kwanzaa – at least it will come with some financial engineering,” West said in another clip posted by Motherboard, apparently referencing another age-old antisemitic trope.
— Motherboard (@motherboard) October 11, 2022
However another damming video surfaced and this one is even more controversial, here he speaks about planned parenthood!
He explains his motives in the video below:
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Last Sunday Twitter locked West’s account after it removed a tweet in which West said he would go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE”. In the tweet – which the platform said violated its hate speech restrictions – West also argued he couldn’t be antisemitic because Black people were the real Jews.
The social media company Meta soon followed suit, restricting West’s Instagram account after he invoked another antisemitic trope: that his fellow rapper Diddy was controlled by Jewish people.
Both comments came after West had drawn heavy criticism for donning a “white lives matter” T-shirt during Paris fashion week and had models wear shirts that prominently displayed what the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) considers a hate slogan.
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