Hip hop superstar Kanye West has long been a controversial figure in American pop culture, previously praised for some of his eccentricities, but it appears as though his shtick has gone off the rails in recent weeks.
West, who is now going by simply “Ye”, has had a number of rather public antisemitic moments of late, threatening Jewish people on Twitter, hanging out with Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago, and suggesting that “300 Zionists” secretly run America.
This week, Ye was a guest on Alex Jones’ Infowars’ platform, and some of the things that he said were abjectly abhorrent.
Rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West praised Hitler on Thursday morning during an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, as he continued his attacks on Jews — as Jones largely approved of West’s incendiary remarks.
“I like Hitler,” West said, after praising the “good things” that the genocidal Nazi dictator did, other than the murder of six million Jews and five million other prisoners in death camps after launching World War Two.
“We gotta stop dissing the Nazis all the time,” West later added.
Ye would go on to say that he “loves Jewish people” but “also loves Nazis”.
West has lost a vast amount of his public worth and his business opportunities in the wake of this antisemitic lurch, dropping his net worth to under $1 billion for the first time in years.