‘A Figment Of Your Imagination’: Chris Cuomo Pushes Back On Kanye’s Latest Rant About Jewish People

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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NewsNation’s Chris Cuomo hit back against Kanye West after the rapper went on yet another anti-Semitic rant Monday night.

Ye sat in the back of a car for an interview with Cuomo, alleging the Jewish “mafia” was censoring him.

The rapper claimed that “there’s got to be over 10 times that I’ve been screwed or bad business has been done to me just in two years alone,” and he placed the blame on the Jewish community.

“The Jewish people that I’m talking about don’t have to understand, and that is that privilege that I’m not going to allow. When I wore the White Lives Matter t-shirt, the Jewish underground media mafia already started attacking me.”

“What I’m doing, I’m calling out the Jewish community as a whole to say, people say to me, ‘Aww … why is Ye upset at everybody?'”

“They never call me a billionaire,” he continued. “We never talked about even, on this one right here. Hey, tycoon, billionaire, visionary, inventor. These are never used.”

Ye also said that his anti-Semitic comments were “not hate speech.”

“This is the truth,” Ye claimed. “And these people, if you say anything out of the line with the agenda, then your career could be over.” (RELATED: Trump: ‘US Jews Have To Get Their Act Together)

Cuomo interjected and pushed back on Ye’s anti-Semitic remarks.

“So, look, there is no Jewish media cabal, mafia. That is a figment of either your imagination or a projection of a prejudice, okay?” Cuomo said.

“You may have had bad business dealings with people — it’s about those people. It’s not about their religion or faith. And I know that you’re intelligent and understand that when you target people because of their faith, other people may do so the same,” he said.

“They’ve been targeted before. They’ve been abused and killed because of what they believe and who they are,” Cuomo continued. “So we don’t want to tolerate that, and you are playing into that right now whether you know that or not.”

Ye interjected to say that more than 50% of media executives are Jewish, but Cuomo again pushed back and said that doesn’t constitute a mafia.

Ye tried to ignore Cuomo, at one point saying “la-la-la-la” to try and drown out the host’s words.

Ye also claimed he couldn’t be anti-Semitic because he’s black, that everything he says comes “from a place of love” and that “we’re not gonna be owned by the Jewish media anymore.”

Ye has gone on several anti-Semitic rants over the past few days, recently posting to Twitter that he was “going death con 3 [sic] On JEWISH PEOPLE.” He was subsequently removed from Twitter for violating its policies. Ye also said Jewish people are responsible for doing “bad business” in Hollywood.

Ye also literally screamed “JEWS” during a podcast appearance Sunday, alleging that Jewish media moguls owned an unaired TV show he had helped develop.