The rapper walked out of the room while in the middle of a conversation (Picture: YouTube/Timcast IRL)
Kanye West stormed straight out of an interview after he experienced a slight pushback to his recent controversy when he spewed antisemitic vitriol on social media.
The rapper, now known as Ye, recently announced his intentions to campaign to become US President in 2024, revealing he held a bombshell meeting with Donald Trump in Mar-A-Lago, Florida.
While West originally requested for former President Trump to be his running mate, it appears the former reality star rejected his offer, dubbing the musician a ‘seriously troubled man’.
West recently became embroiled in controversy when he made antisemitic remarks, after he tweeted in October: ‘When I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,’ before he was temporarily banned from the social media platform.
He also hit out at ‘Jewish media’ and ‘Jewish Zionists’ while speaking on the Drink Champs podcast, claiming: ‘Jewish people have owned the Black voice.’
In a new interview on the podcast Timcast IRL, West brought up Jewish people yet again, stating: ‘You’re not going to take my pain away. Jewish people say, it’s the Holocaust, this happened, and you can’t say anything about it. We can’t take their pain away.
‘No one’s going to denounce the fact that they tried to lock me up. Because every time, I’m just holding stride, and it’s like, I thought it was more Malcolm X but I find out I’m more MLK. Because as I’m getting hosed down every day by the press and financially, I’m just standing there.’
He continued: ‘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 and stride through it.’
One of the hosts of the podcast, Tim Pool, told West: ‘I think they’ve been extremely unfair to you.’
West replied: ‘Who is they, though? We can’t say who they is, can we?’
Pool appeared to irk West with his pushback (Picture: YouTube/Timcast IRL)
‘The corporate press,’ Pool responded, before adding: ‘I don’t use the word as I guess you guys use… I’m talking about…’
‘It is them though, isn’t it?’ said white supremacist political commentator Nick Fuentes, who’d joined West on the podcast.
Pool appeared to refute Fuentes’ claim, while West asked: ‘What do you mean it’s not?’
The Gold Digger rapper then got up from his seat and left the interview, as a bemused Pool said: ‘You leaving? I’ll say it right now. You guys want to bring that stuff up.
Fuentes’ YouTube channel was previously banned from the platform for violating the company’s hate speech policy (Picture: YouTube/Timcast IRL)
Pool then seemed to take umbrage with West simply storming away from the discussion, saying: ‘You think Ye’s going to come in here, and say, “Here’s my pain, here’s my suffering, I’m gonna say I hear you.” And then he’s going to say, “And it was Jewish people.” And I’m gonna be like, “But don’t you consider”… “I’m not gonna do this. I refuse.”’
Alt-right political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos, who’d also joined West on the chat, got up to go check on the musician.
Yiannopoulos has apparently been enlisted to help with West’s 2024 presidential campaign (Picture: YouTube/Timcast IRL)
‘So, I can’t say I’m surprised,’ Pool continued. ‘What do I even do? Other than ask him, please elaborate on this? Are you referring to individuals, or are you quite literally blaming an entire group of people for the fact that powerful individuals are causing you harm?’
The podcast host admitted he anticipated it being an issue for him to bring up West’s antisemitic comments during their conversation, before adding: ‘Literally I said a couple of sentences, about I don’t think that’s fair. Did I insult the man? He seriously can’t handle it?’
While speaking on Piers Morgan Uncensored recently, West declared that he couldn’t be ‘cancelled’, before adding regarding his antisemitic remarks: ‘I will say, I’m sorry for the people that I hurt with the DEFCON… the confusion that I caused.
‘I feel like I caused hurt and confusion and I’m sorry for the families that had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through. Hurt people hurt people – and I was hurt.’
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‘Who is they, though? We can’t say who they is, can we?’ the rapper said.