‘The Jewish media blocked me out,’ Kanye West says in latest antisemitic rant

Kanye West launched a new tirade against Jews during a podcast appearance on Sunday after being banned from major social media platforms for similar tirades.

The hip-hop star, now known as Ye, spoke on Revolt TV’s Drink Champs podcast, hosted by rapper NORE and DJ EFN, where he made anti-Semitic claims about Jewish connections to media and wealth.

“You get used to paparazzi taking a picture of you and you don’t get paid for it. You just get used to being screwed by the Jewish media,” West fumed, adding that “the Jewish media blocked me.”

“Jewish people possessed the black voice. Whether we’re wearing the Ralph Lauren shirt, or that we’re all signed to a record label, have a Jewish manager, or are signed to a Jewish basketball team, or make a movie on a Jewish platform like Disney.”

He also reiterated a previous claim in an Instagram post that he could not be an anti-Semite because black people are descended from Jews because they have the “blood of Christ,” echoing claims by black Hebrew Israelites, which is considered a hate group of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

“We Jews [sic] so I can’t be an anti-Semite,” he said.

On the podcast, West blamed “Jewish Zionists” for news stories revealing his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her then-boyfriend, comedian Pete Davidson, having sex in front of a fireplace.

“This life is what the Jewish Zionists are about. Tell this Christian woman who has four black children to spread the message,” he urged.

In another wild claim about the Jewish people and their wealth, West said Catholics refused to work on divorce cases, “so the Jewish lawyers came in ready to divorce people. That’s how they got into the money.”

In response to Los Angeles clothing designer Dov Charney’s call for West to visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the rapper said Charney should visit Planned Parenthood, calling it “our Holocaust museum” in reference to his comments on the Holocaust Abortion.

Charney had printed West’s controversial “White Lives Matter” t-shirts but refused to issue them after anti-Semitic tweets last week in which the rapper threatened to go “Death Con 3 on Jewish people.”

“Death con 3” appeared to be an erroneous use of the US military’s DEFCON 3 elevated alert status.

Prior to his Twitter rant, West posted a series of screenshots of an argument with hip-hop star Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy or Diddy, on Instagram. The dispute erupted after West wore a “White Lives Matter” shirt to a Paris fashion show and Combs confronted him about it.

In one of the messages to Combs, West said, “I’m using you as an example to show the Jewish people to call me, that no one can threaten or influence me.” West captioned the Instagram post, “Jesus is a Jew.” labeled.

West was banned from Instagram and Twitter for a series of statements he posted that were deemed bigoted and hateful.

The American Jewish Community took to Twitter to condemn Revolt TV for hosting West without questioning his views during the show.

“The decision to allow Kanye to spread anti-Semitic hatred even after he has threatened all Jews is despicable. Enough!” it said.

Since being blocked from mainstream social media sites, West has offered to buy right-wing social network Parler.

Parler’s acquisition would give him control of a social media platform and a new platform for his opinions with no gatekeeper.

But even among the new largely right-wing social apps that purport to support free speech through looser rules and moderation, Parler’s user base is tiny.

Parlement Technologies, which owns the platform, and West said the acquisition should close in the fourth quarter, but details like pricing weren’t disclosed.

According to Parlement Technologies, the agreement includes the use of private cloud services via Parlement’s private cloud and data center infrastructure.

The website of the social media platform Parler will be shown in Berlin on January 10, 2021. (Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)

“In a world where conservative opinions are considered controversial, we must ensure we have the right to express ourselves freely,” Ye said in a prepared statement.

The acquisition could also breathe new life into Parler, which has struggled to compete with other conservative platforms like Truth Social, founded by former President Donald Trump. According to Data.ai, which tracks mobile app usage, Parler had a relatively small average of 983,000 monthly active users in the first half of this year.

Truth Social had 2.4 million monthly users over the same period, according to Data.ai, despite only launching in February and only on Apple devices. The market research firm said another right-leaning platform, Gettr, which launched in July 2021, is ahead of both Parler and Truth Social with about 3.8 million monthly active users.

None of them come close to Twitter, which reported that it had a daily average of about 237.8 million active users last quarter. Many of the right-wing platforms have emerged out of opposition to content moderation restrictions on mainstream services like Twitter and Facebook, although billionaire Elon Musk has pledged to relax some of Twitter’s language restrictions if he accepts the promised $44 billion acquisition conducts business from San Francisco later this month.

Parler, which launched in August 2018, only picked up steam in 2020.

However, it was taken offline after the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. A month after the attack, Parler announced a reboot. It returned to Google Play last month.

“This deal will change the world and change the way the world thinks about free speech,” Parlement Technologies CEO George Farmer said in a prepared statement.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.