Kanye West has doubled down on comments that saw him labelled as ‘anti-Semitic’ recently, claiming that it’s all part of attempts to ‘cancel’ him.
In case you’ve missed all of this, West recently shared a number of posts that repeated some ill-informed and genuinely offensive stereotypes about Jewish people and has rightly been chastised for it.
Now, he’s hit back at the criticism he received, claiming it’s all part of an agenda against him.
Of course, West is no stranger at all to saying outlandish things, but some of the stuff that he’s been coming out with recently really isn’t on.
The 45-year-old musician and businessman was dropped by bank JP Morgan Chase after sharing screenshots of a conversation he was having with Diddy that read: “This ain’t a game", as well as suggesting he was controlled by Jewish people.
His relationship with clothing brand Adidas is also ‘under review’ after West was pictured in a ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt.
“Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me,” the rapper said.
Rightly, he was locked out of his Instagram account for that.
Afterwards, he shifted onto Twitter, where he wrote: “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”
There’s too much there to begin to rationally break down, so we’ll just say this – don’t say things like this, because it’s offensive and wrong.
Twitter then booted him out as well.
Kanye has now doubled down on those statements, even claiming to be ‘glad’ that he’s been dropped by the companies.
Speaking with Page Six outside of a screening of Candace Owens’ new documentary, he said: “Hey, if you call somebody out for bad business, that means you’re being anti-Semitic.
“I feel happy to have crossed the line of that idea so we can speak openly about things like getting canceled by a bank.”
After that, he said that he was the ‘richest black man in all of American history’ but decided that he’d ‘speak at a different time’.
Is that really a good idea?
Owens then revealed that JP Morgan Chase had left Ye with until next month to find somewhere else for his Yeezy company to bank.
Owens tweeted: “I was told there was no official reason given, but they sent this letter as well to confirm that he has until late November to find another place for the Yeezy empire to bank."
She backed that up with a letter that reads: “Dear Ye, We are sending this letter to confirm our recent discussion with [redacted name] that JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. (The Bank) has decided to end its banking relation with Yeezy LLC and its affiliated entities.”
Adidas announced in a statement: “After repeated efforts to privately resolve the situation, we have taken the decision to place the partnership under review,
“We will continue to co-manage the current product during this period.”
Taking well to that, Kanye tweeted: “F**K ADIDAS I AM ADIDAS ADIDAS RAPED AND STOLE MY DESIGNS.”
UNILAD has contacted representatives for West, Adidas, and JP Morgan Chase for comment.