- 29 Nov 22
This is not the first time the 45-year old rapper has walked out of an interview, previously having walked out on Piers Morgan only a month ago.
Kanye West’s erratic and offensive behaviour continues with his storming out of the Timcast podcast yesterday, November 28th. The move comes as Pusha T becomes the latest high-profile name to publicly disavow Ye.
Accompanied by his entourage of white nationalists, Milo Yiannopoulos and Nick Fuentes, the rapper appeared on Tim Pool’s podcast where he was challenged on his antisemitic views.
West was initially questioned by podcast host Tim Pool on his recent meeting with Donald Trump, whereby the 45-year old quickly steered the conversation elsewhere, beginning with “I just got to go to the heart of this antisemite claim,” before he launched into an incoherent rant accusing GAP, Adidas, Vogue and former presidents Barack Obama, and Trump of participating in a Jewish-led conspiracy with the aim of ending his career. His personal trainer was among the list of accused.
As soon as podcast host Pool began to push back, West immediately took to the defence, threatening to walk out before he even had.
“I feel like it’s a setup… I’m going to walk the f*** off the show if I’m having to talk about, ‘You can’t say Jewish people did it,’ when every sensible person knows — that Jon Stewart knows — what happened to me, and they took it too far.”
Only a couple of moments passed since his initial outburst before West went on to compare himself to Martin Luther King Jr.
"As I’m getting hosed down every day by the press and financially, I’m just standing there...when I found out they were trying to put me in jail, it was like a dog was biting my arm and I almost shed a tear. Almost. But I still walked in stride through it.”
Pool, acting as a mediator in his own conversation, acknowledged to West that “they have been extremely unfair,” which led West to ask Pool who he meant by “they… we can’t say who they is?”
In the space of approximately 30 seconds after Tim clarified the “they” in their conversation were the “corporate press”, the DONDA singer threw off his earphones and stormed out of the room.
This came only hours after one of West’s longtime collaborator’s Pusha T publicly disowned him - becoming the latest in a long string of celebs who have recently washed their hands of any association with West.
Describing his antisemitic comments as “very disappointing", the rapper said: “It’s definitely affected me. As a Black man in America, there is no room for bigotry or hate speech.”
Most recently, Pusha T had worked with West on his album It’s Almost Dry, which was released in April of this year.
He had previously spoken highly of his collaborator, stating, “Creatively, Ye has meant freedom to me,” Push said. “A lot of times, people would try to get me to change certain things about my process, change certain things about me lyrically, change certain things about the content. He never has been like that. He always saw me for who I was and knew how to take it to the next level.”
Pusha T has joined a list of stars including, Lizzo, Gigi Hadid, Ariana Grande, Jack Antonoff, and Jamie Lee Curtis, to all publicly denounce Kanye West.
Since his initial antisemitic outburst, the rapper has also been dropped by many companies with whom he had affiliated deals with which include, Adidas, Gap, Balenciaga, JP Morgan Chase, studio MRC, Footlocker and Madame Tussauds London.
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