Kanye explains misuse of antisemitism to Cuomo; how ‘Jewish underground media mafia’ target him

Embattled rapper and billionaire businessman Kanye West is once again drawing fire for remarks that are being described as antisemitic, railing against what he called a “Jewish underground media mafia” which he seemed to accuse of ruining his career in an interview with Chris Cuomo on NewsNation, the anchor’s new home after being fired from CNN last year.

West – who is reportedly on the verge of buying conservative social media app Parler – is still reeling after he was locked down by Twitter and Instagram over his inflammatory postings, including a tweet in which he said that he was “going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” a poorly thought out statement that allowed his leftist enemies to create the narrative that he was waging a “war on Jews.”

His interview with Cuomo just provided fuel for the fire.

“Ye” who talked with the host while he was riding in a vehicle may have been trying to explain himself but only guaranteed that he would continue to be in the headlines for all the wrong reasons for another news cycle.

“When I wore that White Lives Matter t-shirt, the Jewish underground media mafia already started attacking me,” West ranted, repeating his claim that his shows at premier Los Angeles venue SoFi Stadium were canceled as a response to his wearing garb with the political statement during a recent Paris fashion show.

‘Right, they have the press saying on 78 outlets that when I was arguing with Pete Davidson and Trevor Noah, they called me an abuser for arguing with people about my ex-wife and my family, and when I get to see my kids and when I don’t.

“And they just immediately disrespect me, they keep this crazy narrative going,” he said, adding that he has been unfairly treated by the media which he seemed to suggest was controlled by Jews, a longtime antisemitic trope.

“They never call me a billionaire,” he continued. ‘We never talked about even one right here, Hey, tycoon, billionaire, visionary, inventor. These are never used,” indicating that his feelings had been hurt by not being recognized as he would like to be.

Also, during the interview, West likened the music industry to slavery, again railing against Jews who own record labels who he insisted are exploiting artists of color.

(Video: NewsNation)

“For all of my friends that are in the entertainment industry that are black actors, black athletes, and black musicians, one of the things that’s interesting about the [inaudible], there’s so many black musicians signed to Jewish record labels and those Jewish record labels take ownership not only of the publishing, like how MC Serch is selling Nas’ publishing right now, but also ownership of the culture itself,” he said. “It’s like, ‘Oh, that’s mine. This guy is signed to me.’ It’s like modern-day slavery and I’m calling it out. That’s what DEFCON 3 meant, I’m gonna call it out. It didn’t mean I wish any harm on my fellow Jewish people.”

Many feel it’s all been downhill since his primetime interview with Tucker Carlson and some good advice for West would seem to be that when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging, and do not ask for a bigger shovel.

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