Rapper Kanye West, known formally as Ye, walked out of an in-person podcast recording session Monday after host Tim Pool asked about the rapper’s antisemitic comments.
West was joined by white nationalist Nick Fuentes and far right activist Milo Yiannopoulos on Pool’s show, Timcast. Fuentes and West recently showed up to dinner with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago. Trump has denied having knowledge Fuentes was going to be present at the dinner. (RELATED: WSJ Goes After Trump)
West has also come under fire for a slew of antisemitic comments, saying at one point he was going to go “death con 3” on Jews.
During the podcast, West began discussing antisemitism.
“I just gotta go right to the heart of this antisemite 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.”
“I’ve been labeled antisemite right? So there’s different beliefs about our bloodlines, you know, like the documentary that Kyrie posted and in general, America has been left ignorant and history has been changed,” West said. “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.”
Pool pushed back, asking whether Emanuel and Kushner’s religious identity has less to do with the situation than their personality.
“You went right into the antisemite thing,” Pool said. “I think it’s something that should be talked about, but if you start bringing this up, you’re gonna ask my opinion on it, I’m gonna disagree with you.”
“I didn’t ask your opinion on it,” West said. “I don’t care about anybody’s opinion, bro. I lost.”
West then invoked the Holocaust.
“The Jewish people say, it’s the Holocaust, this happened, and you can’t say anything about it. We can’t take their pain away. No one’s gonna denounce the fact that they tried to lock me up.”
Pool appeared to try to find common ground, saying, “I think they’ve been extremely unfair to you.”
“Who is ‘they’ though? We can’t say who ‘they’ is, can we?” West said.
“The press. I don’t use the word as the way I guess you guys use. I’m talking about-” Pool said.
“It is them though, isn’t it?” Fuentes jumped in.
“No,” Pool said.
“What do you mean it’s not?” West jumped in.
As Pool tried to respond, West stormed out of the set.
Ye got up and left the @Timcast studio less than 10 minutes into the show when Tim pushed back on the claims he made that Jewish people control the world and are responsible for harming him. pic.twitter.com/NItWMHFHSi
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 29, 2022
West’s departure came shortly after he threatened to walk out of the podcast.
“To come in here – I feel like it’s a set up, to be like defending … I’m literally going to 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.'”