Kanye went viral when he stormed out of an interview Monday (Nov. 28) after the host challenged his views on antisemitism. Ye was a guest on Tim Pool’s podcast Timcast along with right-wing extremist Milo Yiannopoulos and white nationalist Nick Fuentes.
Ye has been in hot water ever since his antisemitic tweet last month where he wrote he could go “death con 3” on Jewish people. Now, the controversial musician has continued to have the spotlight on him due to his recent conversation with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago. Fuentes was also reportedly at the Mar-a-Lago meeting.
During the podcast, Pool mentioned Kanye and Fuentes’ trip to meet up with Trump and his past antisemitic comments.
“I just gotta go right to the heart of this anti-Semite claim that’s happening,” Ye said. “This is something- if you read the definition, it says you can’t claim that there’s multiple people inside of banks, or in media that are all Jewish, or you’re antisemitic. And that’s the truth. Like, it’s the truth.”
“Elaborate. Like, what do you mean?” Pool asked.
“I’m saying, like, I’ve been labeled antisemite, right? So there’s different beliefs about our bloodlines, you know, like the documentary that Kyrie [Irving] posted and in general, America has been left ignorant and history has been changed,” Ye explained. “So when we start questioning things that question the indoctrination, then you immediately, get you know… demonized, demonetized and what’s so beautiful about this time is everyone got to see what’s really been happening. And now we can really understand, we can see that Rahm Emanuel was next to Obama and Jared Kushner was right next to Trump.”
Later in the interview, Kanye stated that “God is using me” after his billion-dollar empire crumbled in the wake of his antisemitic remarks. He compared this turbulent time for him to the battles civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had to face.
“I thought I was Malcolm X but I find out I’m more MLK,” Ye stated. “Because as I’m getting hosed down every day by the press and financially, I’m just standing there. And when I found out that they tried to put me in jail, it was like a dog was biting my arm, and I almost shed a tear. Almost. But I still walked in stride through it.”
“I think they’ve been extremely unfair to you,” Pool responded. Kanye asked Pool to clarify, “Who is ‘they,’ though?” he questioned. “We can’t say who ‘they’ is, can we?” Pool responded by saying corporate media and not whom Kanye was seemingly suggesting given his recent antisemitic remarks.
After this exchange, Kanye stormed out of the interview.
“To come in here, I feel like it’s a setup to be like, defending. I’m not gonna go through another, like I’m literally gonna walk the F off the show,” he warned. “If I’m sitting up here having to, you know, talk about, ‘You can’t say it was Jewish people that did it.’ When every sensible person knows that.”