After a week of financial fallout following anti-Semitic statements on social media and in interviews, Kanye West comments on these thoughts, as well as what he said about George Floyd and Black Lives Matter.
In a 16-minute roaming video, share it WmgLab records on YouTube On Saturday, apparently recorded at some point after Adidas ended its business relationship with West on Tuesday, the artist appeared to address a crowd of photographers and onlookers who had gathered outside a building as he walked out.
“I think adidas felt like because everyone was challenging me because they had the right to just take my designs,” West told the small audience.
He continued, “I feel that this is God who humiliates me now.” “Because there are two things that happen. A lot of times when I say ‘I’m the richest black man,’ this will be a defense I will use in the mental health conversation. … What is happening now is that I am humbled.”
West went on to address the backlash to his proposal in a A recent podcast interview reports the death of George Floyd It was caused by the use of fentanyl.
“When the idea for Black Lives Matter came out, it made us unite as a people,” he said. “So, I said that, and I questioned the death of George Floyd, he hurt my people. He hurt black people. So, I’d like to apologize for hurting them.” [sic] Because God has now shown me what Adidas is doing, and by what the media is doing, I know how my knee feels on my neck right now. So I thank you, Lord, for being humble and for telling me how I truly felt. Because how could the richest black man be humbled other than to be a billionaire in front of everyone without comment.”
West also discussed the “fatigue” caused by the reaction to his wearing a MAGA hat that was “misdiagnosed” as a mental health disorder and his refusal to take a drug he said would make him “one pill” away from Michael Jackson or Prince. .
“At a time like this, if I were on medication now, one pill would have been replaced, and it would have been Michael Jackson or Prince all over again,” West said.
He also compared himself to Emmett Tellwho was brutally executed in 1955 at the age of 14 and said he sometimes felt like Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I’m just not worried.” Period,” West said in response to someone in the crowd who asked if he was worried he ruined his legacy. “God is alive.”
Antisemitic protesters pointed to the West in banners at Los Angeles last weekend And the Jacksonville, Florida End of this week. In the video, West did not apologize for his anti-Semitic remarks, but appeared to be trying to distance himself from any “hate group”.
“I have no affiliation with any hate group,” West said, concluding in prayer. “If any hatred occurs to any Jew, do not associate it (with gestures to himself) for I command all to walk in love.”
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