- Kanye West reportedly wanted to name the album “Ye” after Hitler, sources told CNN.
- A business executive who worked for Ye told CNN that the rapper was “adorable” of Hitler.
- He has caused controversy in recent weeks over antisemitic comments.
Well, Kanye West’s ex, previously wanted to name his album “He” after Adolf Hitler and seems to be “interested” in the Nazi leader, sources who used to be close to the rapper told CNN in a report published on Thursday.
Sources told CNN that he openly sympathized with the Nazis through propaganda and spoke of reading Hitler’s manifesto “Mein Kampf,” seemingly contradicting Ye’s claim that he had never read the book.
“He would praise Hitler about how amazing it was that he was able to gather so much power and he would talk about all the great things he and the Nazis had done for the German people,” a business executive who worked for Ye told him. exit point.
Several brands cut ties with the rapper after he made antisemitic remarks in recent weeks and wore a “White Lives Matter” shirt at his Yeezy fashion show in early October.
He shared antisemitic statements on Twitter on October 8, including one in which he said he would go with “3 deaths” to the Jewish people.
The tweet was removed for violating the platform’s rules, and a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed News on October 9 that Ye’s account had been suspended “due to a violation of Twitter policies.” Also on October 8, Instagram told the Insider that it has placed a ban on Ye’s account after breaking the law on the platform.
In addition to his social media posts, Ye claimed during an interview with Tucker Carlson of Fox News that Jared Kushner, who is Jewish, broke the Abrahamic covenants “to make money.” Excluded clips from the interview, obtained by Motherboard, also showed Ye making additional antisemitic statements.
Yee’s antisemitic remarks have drawn criticism from Jewish groups including the American Jewish Committee and StopAntisemitism.org, Insider previously reported. Brands including Vogue, Adidas, and Balenciaga’s parent company, Kering, cut ties with the rapper, as did his former talent agency, the Los Angeles Times reported.
On Monday, Ye’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian said in a tweet that she stood with the Jewish community, asking that the “horrific violence and disloyalty to them” end. He did not clearly mention Ye in his tweet.
Universal Music Group, the owner of Def Jam, which previously distributed Ye’s music, also said in a statement to CNN that the relationship between the company and Ye’s GOOD Music label ended last year.
“There is no place for antisemitism in our society. We are deeply committed to fighting antisemitism and all other forms of progress,” the group said in a statement.