Kanye West is once again stirring controversy, this time with a snippet from an unreleased track where he addresses allegations of antisemitism in a dismissive manner.
The clip, recorded in Saudi Arabia where Kanye is working on his upcoming album, features the rapper saying, “How am I antisemitic? I just f**k a Jewish b****.”
This isn’t the first time Kanye has faced accusations of antisemitism. Last year, he sparked outrage by wearing “White Lives Matter” shirts at his Yeezy Season 9 fashion show. Subsequently, in various interviews, public appearances, and social media posts, he made problematic statements praising Adolf Hitler and making threats against Jewish people. His actions led to a fallout with several partners, including adidas, causing a significant decrease in his net worth.
Kanye was also suspended from major social media platforms for posting offensive content, including an image of a swastika inside the Star of David. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) linked numerous antisemitic incidents in the U.S. to Kanye’s remarks.
While Kanye did offer apologies for some of his comments last year, his sincerity has been questioned. He later made inappropriate jokes and filed a trademark application for “YEWS,” which seemed to play on the word “Jews.”
Kanye’s admiration for Adolf Hitler and his controversial album title plans have further fueled concerns about his stance on these issues.
As for his music career, Kanye is expected to release a new album with Ty Dolla $ign in the near future. He is also reportedly collaborating with British singer/producer James Blake. However, his latest lyrics are bound to add fuel to the ongoing controversy surrounding his public statements and actions.
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