'I've been beat to a pulp': Kanye West laments lost contracts in the wake of antisemitism controversy
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Kanye West has taken to social media to lament his considerable business losses after Adidas withdrew from its $1 billion deal following his antisemitic comments. Kanye's Instagram post on Saturday, October 29, read, "I've been beat to a pulp, and there's still no accountability."
"While I'm still allowed on Mark Zuckerberg's platform. I'm going to say this again," he added. "Let's see the contracts. The film contracts, The sports contracts, The music contracts, The mortgages."
"Let's see the contracts, so we can or better yet will do better business. I've been beat to a pulp, and there's still no accountability," the post concluded. In the caption, the rapper claimed, "The “unknown powers” are trying to destroy my life off of a tweet So does this prove that my so-called suspicion was true? Leading with love This is #lovespeech." Kanye was locked out of Twitter and Instagram earlier this month over his antisemitic remarks. The rapper also went on to buy 'Parler,' a conservative social media platform.
Meanwhile, his Instagram and Twitter bans were recently revoked. The rapper sparked global outrage after he tweeted on October 8, "I'm a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I'm going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE...The funny thing is I actually can't be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also...you guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda." Some have chalked up Kanye's rants to his battle with bipolar disorder since 2018.
However, Kanye doubled down on his stances in a recent interview with Piers Morgan, claiming he did not regret his antisemitic comments. "No. Absolutely not, absolutely not," he said. "I fought fire with fire. I’m not here to get hosed down. That’s a different type of freedom fighter." He later clarified, "I will say I'm sorry for the people that I hurt. I feel like I caused hurt and confusion, and I'm sorry for the families of the people that had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through and that I use my platform where you say, "Hurt people hurt people," and I was hurt." The rapper also shut down his school, Donda Academy, for the academic year amidst controversies.
As MEAWW previously reported, Kanye shocked the public as he arrived at the Yeezy special fashion show on Monday, October 3 in Paris, France donning a black sweatshirt with the slogan "White Lives Matter". He was joined by conservative commentator Candace Owens. The sweatshirt, which also had a photo of Pope John Paul II on the front, was worn by the models during the walk. “Everyone here knows that I am the leader … you can’t manage me. This is an unmanageable situation," said Kanye during the special show. The event signified his return to the high-end fashion business after his collaborations with Gap and Adidas were brought to an abrupt end in September.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League has categorized the phrase "White Lives Matter" as a hate statement.