Kanye “Ye” West seems to have a propensity for digging holes for himself and on Friday night, he spent nearly 20 minutes talking to paparazzi about recent controversial comments he has made about George Floyd and Jews.
For claiming that George Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose rather than as a result of the knee Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had pressed into his neck for nine minutes — and for saying he was going to go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE” — Ye was booted from social media, dropped by his bank, dissed by his agent, and canceled by Adidas, which sold his wildly popular Yeezy line of clothing.
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The uproar over Floyd and over what many claimed were antisemitic comments have cost the enterprising rapper an estimated $1 billion — an experience Ye says has “humbled” him.
Ye likened the blowback he’s received to Floyd’s death by suffocation — a comparison that isn’t likely to gain him any new allies.
“When I see that video as a black person, it hurts my feelings. And I know that police do attack and America is generally racist,” he told photographers. “And I understand that when we got to say Black Lives Matter, that the idea of it made us feel good together as a people, right?
“So when I questioned the death of George Floyd, it hurt my people,” he continued. “I want to apologize. Because God has showed me by what Adidas is doing, by what the media is doing, I know how it feels to have a knee on my neck now.”
“So thank you God for humbling me and letting me know how it really felt,” he said. “Because how could the richest black men ever be humbled other than to be made to not be a billionaire in front of everyone off of one comment.”
Regarding Jews, Ye contended he “didn’t know” his comments were antisemitic and pulled up on his phone a list of what he said were Jewish executives in top media positions.
He then rattled off a lengthy list of media giants, including Disney, Paramount, USA Today, Google, the Los Angeles Times, HBO, LucasArts, MSNBC, the Huffington Post, and Yahoo and stated, “The red are the executives that are Jewish at these companies.”
“I’ve had experiences where it felt like I was being teamed up on, and I didn’t realize that that term would be considered to be antisemitic,” Ye said.
“By me being burned to the flesh every single day, it’s actually proving what I had to say,” he later stated.
Before the impromptu press conference was over, Ye led the group in a prayer in which he asked God to “put the love in our hearts.”
“Walk with love,” he told the photographers as he was wrapping things up. “Spread love. Spread happiness.”
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