Kanye West apologizes for anti-Semitic comments, admits he has no regrets

Kanye West apologizes for anti-Semitic comments: 'Hurt people hurt people'

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Kanye West apologized for his recent anti-Semitic comments during an interview with Piers Morganbut he stopped short of saying that he was at all sorry for making them.

“I’ll say I’m sorry for the people I hurt by ‘faking death’ 0″, the rapper (45) said during the Wednesday, October 19, episode Piers Morgan uncensored. “I feel like I’ve caused hurt and confusion. And I’m sorry for the families of people who had nothing to do with the trauma I went through, and for using my platform where you say you hurt people. I was hurt.”

Earlier in the interview, however, the Yeezy designer replied “absolutely not” when Morgan, 57, asked if he regretted his comments. “When you insult the Jewish people and say you’re going ‘death con 3’ on the Jewish people, that’s as racist as anything you say you’ve been through,” the native Brit said as West laughed. “Racism is racism and you know it. Is not it?”

The “heartless” artist responded, “Yeah, obviously, that’s why I said that.” When Morgan asked the Grammy winner to clarify that he made his remarks “knowing they were racist,” the Chicago native replied, “Yeah, I was struggling with fire fire. I’m not here to rant. It’s a different type of freedom fighter.”

Earlier this month, founder Donda’s Instagram account was restricted after he posted anti-Semitic comments. He then took to Twitter, where he wrote: “I’m a little sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going to death against 3 [sic] ABOUT THE JEWISH PEOPLE. It’s funny that I can’t actually be anti-Semitic because black people are actually Jews. You played with me and tried to kill anyone who opposed your agenda.”

The social media platform eventually removed the tweet after backlash, but West later doubled down on his comments during a Sunday, Oct. 16, interview on the “Drink Champs” podcast. During the same episode, the “Love Lockdown” musician touted the debunked claim that George Floyd died from fentanyl consumption, not police brutality.

In response, Floyd’s family announced Tuesday, Oct. 18, that they plan to file a $250 million lawsuit against West. “Kanye’s comments are a disgusting attempt to diminish George Floyd’s life and profit from his inhumane death,” lawyer Pat D. Dixon III it is stated in the announcement. “We will Mr. West to be held accountable for his flagrant remarks against Mr. Floyd’s legacy.”

The “Drink Champs” episode has since been removed from YouTube, Spotify and RevoltTV, and the host NORE he apologized for broadcasting the interview.

“I have a relationship with Ye. When he was going through a lot of the things that he was going through, he would call me, and he would actually listen to me and take my advice,” the 45-year-old New York City native said during an interview on Monday, October 17th. with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg. “So I felt like I could control the situation. I felt I could control the interview. And I learned early on that I wasn’t. As a black man, I feel like I’ve failed. As a human, I feel like I’ve failed.”

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