AceShowbiz - Kanye West insists he's not antisemite despite his controversial anti-semitic remarks. On Tuesday, October 18, the 45-year-old multi-hyphenate joined anchor Chris Cuomo live on News Nation to defend his controversial comments about Jewish people and his mental health.
"Here's my concern for you," Cuomo told West. "When I hear how you talk about your personal life and you get into these looping thoughts, it sounds to me like you are sometimes out of control and that this is something you should deal with."
The rapper then quickly interjected the former CNN host before he could even finish his sentence. "My name is Ye, sir," West said, "The way you worded it, when it runs back people are going say, 'wow, are you making sure you're behaving.' "
The "Donda" artist went on to share his thoughts following backlash over her recent comments on Jewish people. "I don't like the term antisemitic. It's been a term that's allowed people, specifically in my industry, to get away with murder-sometimes literally-and get away with robbing and doing bad [to] people," he opined.
"You're saying it's antisemitic, but I don't believe in that term. One thing is, black people are also Jew. I classify as Jew also, so I actually can't be a antisemite. So the term is actually not factual," the ex-husband of Kim Kardashian added.
Elsewhere in the interview, West shared, "When I wore the White Lives Matter t-shirt, the Jewish underground media mafia already started attacking me." He also talked about canceled concerts and public beefs with Pete Davidson and Trevor Noah as saying, "They just immediately disrespect me. They keep the crazy narrative going. They never call me a billionaire."
The musician later claimed to have received death threats after wearing a Make America Great Again hat from his "Jewish managers," his "Jewish lawyer" and his "Jewish accountant." He continued, "You're trying to say that there isn't a collective. Over 50% of the executives in Hollywood, the CEOs, are Jewish. And these guys know each other."
To that, Cuomo tried to correct West. "That's different than saying it's a mafia and that they act as Jews in some way as opposed to just being businessmen," he said. West, however, made it clear that he had no plan in listening as he broke out into a childish, "La la la la la la," to avoid hearing what Cuomo had to say.