'I'm getting hosed down every day': Kanye West walks out of Tim Pool interview over antisemitism debate
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Kanye West appeared on Monday night’s, November 28, episode of podcaster Tim Pool, only to walk out 20 minutes later. The 45-year-old rapper walked off the set of a live podcast after being challenged over his antisemitic views.
West, who said he intends to run for US president in 2024 and who legally changed his name to Ye in October, was condemned for his slew of antisemitic comments. He tweeted on October 9, which now stands deleted, “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,” as quoted by Times of Israel. Following this, many criticized him for the remarks and several brands removed him including his talent agency, fashion brand Balenciaga, Adidas and his bank JP Morgan. He was also dropped from Forbes' billionaire list. Ye resurfaced in the news last week when former president Donald Trump had dinner with white nationalist Nick Fuentesht alongside Ye at Mar-a-Lago. And during the podcast, Pool discussed the past comments and his meeting with Trump.
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To which, the rapper explained that his meeting with Trump was scheduled before his tweet but got delayed and that Trump "had no idea" who Fuentes was. He said, "I just gotta go right to the heart of this anti-Semite claim that's happening. This is something- if you read the definition, it says you can't claim that there's multiple people inside of banks, or in media that are all Jewish, or you're antisemitic. And that's the truth. Like, it's the truth." Pool then asked, "Elaborate. Like, what do you mean." Ye replied, "'m saying, like, I've been labeled antisemite, right? So there's different beliefs about our bloodlines, you know, like the documentary that Kyrie [Irving] posted and in general, America has been left ignorant and history has been changed. So when we start questioning things that question the indoctrination, then you immediately, get you know… demonized, demonetized and what's so beautiful about this time is everyone got to see what's really been happening. And now we can really understand, we can see that Rahm Emanuel was next to Obama and Jared Kushner was right next to Trump."
'I almost shed a tear'
Talking to Pool, Ye said, "I lost the money for the freedom of speech, and that’s what makes me the only American that we know that really deserves to run the country. Cause everyone else—your boy DeSantis, Trump, whoever they raise in a petri dish over on the Democrats’ side—is going to play the game.” And added, "God is using me. He’s breaking me down, removing all of the, you know, ‘richest person,’ all of this, so I can serve him. And the more and more those things are taken away from me, the more I can be empty and be a vessel and be able to be used," quotes Complex.Ye further stated, "I’m getting hosed down every day by the press and financially, I’m just standing there. 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 in stride through it.”
Pool then replies by saying, “I think they’ve been extremely unfair to you.” Ye asks, “Who is ‘they,’ though? We can’t say who ‘they’ is, can we?” After a while, Ye walks out, who earlier warned, "To come in here, I feel like it’s a setup to be like, defending. I’m not gonna go through another, like I’m literally gonna walk the F off the show if I’m sitting up here having to, you know, talk about, ‘You can’t say it was Jewish people that did it.’"
Pool speaks out
After Ye stormed out, Pool said, "You guys want to bring that stuff up and think we're not going to have a conversation? You think Ye's gonna come in here and say, 'Here's my pain, here's my suffering' and I say ‘I hear you.’ And then he's gonna say ‘And it was Jewish people’ and I'm gonna be like, 'okay, but don't you consider' 'I'm not gonna do this. I refuse. I can't say I'm surprised. What [did] 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?"