In an interview with the New York Post’s Page Six on Wednesday, rapper Kanye West made it clear that he has no reservations about his recent antisemitic statements and social media posts.
“Hey, if you call somebody out for bad business, that means you’re being antisemitic. I feel happy to have crossed the line of that idea so we can speak openly about things like getting canceled by a bank,” he said at a screening of a new documentary by conservative pundit Candace Owens.
Owens tweeted a screenshot of an email she claimed was from JP Morgan Chase telling West he has until Nov. 21 to find a new bank.
“As I gather my thoughts about this, I want to say that I do not care what you think about Ye West, but I very much care what you think about this,” Owens said. “We have reached extremely frightening times in this country.”
Owens defended West on her show following his comments, claiming, “If you are an honest person, you did not think this tweet was antisemitic.”
The social media posts came soon after West was interviewed by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.
Vice obtained footage that was cut out of the aired interview in which West expressed his belief in antisemitic conspiracy theories.
“I’d prefer my kids knew Chanukah than Kwanzaa, at least it would come with some financial engineering,” he told Carlson, alluding to the conspiracy theory that Jews control the global financial system.