Kanye West Draws Ire Of Anti-Defamation League

Anti-Defamation League says that Kanye West is "fueling classic anti-Semitic stereotype" with his recent comments regarding President Obama.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says that Kanye West’s statement that, “Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people,” is anti-Semitic. The rapper made the comment during a November 26 interview with New York radio station Power 105.1 while discussing the problems President Obama has faced while in office.

“If the comments are true as reported, this is classic anti-Semitism,” Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, said in a press release published on the organization's website. “There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government. As a celebrity with a wide following, Kanye West should know better. We hope that he will take responsibility for his words, understand why they are so offensive, and apologize to those he has offended.”

West made the comment when comparing President Obama to other Presidents. "Man, let me tell you about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money,” West said. “People want to say Obama can't make these moves or he's not executing. That's because he ain't got those connections. Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people. Black people don't have the same connection as oil people."

In the same interview, West said why he sided with Jay Z and not Dame Dash when the two former Roc-A-Fella Records partners split. “The problem was with Dame his truth was more accurate and more closer to what mine was, but his technique was harsh for me as a young kid and stuff,” he said. “I felt like a little bit more pressure. And Jay Z was a nice guy. And also I felt like I had that truth that Dame has in him. We the same. Me and Cam['ron], me and Dame, we the same. But I wanted to learn this technique that Jay got of actually being likable…So, Jay Z know how to move in a room full of vultures. You know what I’m saying? As his little brother, I needed to learn that technique because I got something that God want me to give the world.”

According to its website, the ADL was founded in 1913 and “is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.” The group also says it aims to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and secure justice and fair treatment to all peoples.

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56 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people, this is racist ? what in the world.. what if it said Black people don't have the same level of connections as white people

  • Socorro Steele

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  • sxxx9

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  • Will B.

    Kanye West is telling the truth!!!!black people don't have the same connections as the Jewish communities. Jews work together to progress their own people. Black people are in the early stages of adapting to this concept. Example: Oprah supporting Tyler Perry and vice versa This is not anti-semitic, its the truth. If they are going to attack Kanye West, attack him for something he has legitimately done in error, not for telling the truth. We as black ppl should stand up and not allow any of our people to take unnecessary abuse from an organization that is looking to validate their purpose. help ppl that need help. You can't the truth. truth dont need any help.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe that is their strength- because they feel as people of the Book, their 'book', their manual not that King James bullshit and and not that they are cast-offs that will inherit the earth etc...my black folks need to wake up, yes, anything that is anti-violence-in an aggression context-I agree, if church can turn a few knuckleheads around I'm all for it but what is the next step-not that groveling bullshit-we are the meek, blah, blah, tell me we are a people with a destiny, tell me we are gods of the earth and should stand proudly so... So,I'm not knocking Jews for believing they are chosen or the Japanese for sacrificing individuality fro the sake of attaining a common goal or objective (think Hiroshima, Nagasaki), recent example, Uganda, I think , after all the atrocities, is moving forward...dwelling on the past, just to dwell on the past is bullshit, we as black folks need to use the past as impetus to go forward. Jewish folks were just a tiny little tribe who just thought 'big', read the true history of Abraham, all that nonsense in the 10 commandments movie, fiction, my ninjas, yet ......

    • Anonymous

      what about those broke jewish communities in brooklyn? they got all those rich connections right...

    • Anonymous

      ^ agreed, However - they believe they are choosen and that u can't mate with a non Jew.... that does help when trying to keep wealth and power.

    • triPAUD

      yeah I agree with Will B. Its no secret. This has nothing to do with the fact that they're jewish, but that the community supports each other. This isn't a bad thing, and I think Kanye meant that its something the black community strives to achieve. Others have used the connected jewish community as try to take what they have, but this is just to fear monger as has long been the history for blacks, jews and other minorities around the world.

    • Anonymous

      Why the fuck should I listen to Kanye when he ain't saying anything positive. What about if someone were to attack him for promoting the destruction of black male and female relationship? Dumb, right?

    • Anonymous

      How about as people we stand together instead of (like Kanye) being racist.

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  • Gucci The ROAT

    At least Gucci is a real street nigga. Fake niggas: * Nas never sold drugs. Remember when Jay-Z said "i showed you your first tech at Large professors tour" * Mobb Deep were at the school of arts. So when did they there robberies and shootouts???????? * Ice Cube never was a gangbanger and was bullied at school according to his old forgotten homies. * Jay-Z has ZERO respect in the streets, just ask Cam'ron! * 2Pac never sold drugs. Suge Knight was the mussles behind 2pac because without him 2pac was a coward. * Eminem never killed someone or was a serial killer. His image was made up by Interscipe Records to sell records. Lol the angry frustrated white kid. * Snoop sold some drugs but was just a SMALL soldier. * T.I. is a snitch how can you get away with housearest for illegal weapons without snitching? Normally you 10 years! * Young Jeezy was already exposed by Gucci as a fraud.

  • ariel

    Wow...just reading these comments is really disappointing. Just recognize the fact that what he said was wrong. Stop with all this bullshit about illuminati and shit. Im jewish and have never had "power."

  • Nick

    Anyone interested in this topic should read Rev Farrakhan's work on the history between blacks and the people that Kanye West has named. Hint: It was not "WASPs" or white christians who started the slave trade & kept it going for hundreds of years (though it was them who eventually worked with black people to stop it). Alot of the "Southerners", if not most, who owned slave plantations were not Christian white people. This fact has been completely covered up and conveniently left out of Hollywood movies. Its not English, Irish, German, or Italian white people who own the music industry today. Michael Jackson tried to stand up to them too and things did not end well for him.

    • Anonymous

      ^ muslims and jews indeed made millions and started their empires of blacks. That's for real. But JP morgan, Rothschild all these guys where Jews heavily involved in raping Africa... lets not pretend the Jews don't believe we were born to be slaves.

    • THINK before you TYPE

      Follow the money and the paper trail son. Muslims were there alright with the transsaharan trade. They had hordes of Nigguhs cross the sahara. Then europeans - christians and jews and what have you - mhorded shitloads of nigguhs through the atlantic. Who owned the ships? Who pocketed the profits? Germans French British Dutch Portugese Spanish etc yeah... well, i'll just keep it at that. You follow the paper and money trail from where i've left it! Study your history bro. No "religious" group is exempt from that profiteering phase. But its all good. Who gives a fuck what confession or ethnicity we have today anyway? But europeans were on some foul shit towards this planet and still are matter of fact...

    • truuuufighter

      Everything that you just said is a lie. There were barely any jews in America during that period, and the Jews in America at the time were oppressed also. The jews weren't slaves, but there were laws in states limiting them from opening their businesses and what not. It was overwhelmingly done by the Whites. In fact, the Muslims were the ones who originally took the blacks from Africa.

  • HE MADE IT

    NOW! he is in deep shit! Now I'll take his "me against the establishment" seriously. Well he killed it when he dropped George Bush don't like black people. Now he dropped the J-Bomb or lets say, he's being attacked by the ADL on J-BOMB charges. Now THIS is going to reveal his REAL stamina. I predict: APOLOGY AND RETREAT on some: What? I was taken out of context and misunderstood. Which would suit him right. The reasons behind the apology will mainly be: "Wait I'm tryina get my money right - this aint gon allow me to GET THE ANSWERS SWAY" Let us see how that goes. Abe Foxman vs. Kanye... wow... so Kanye finally made it to the OLYMP of BEEF YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE AFTER KANYE vs. Bush and KANYE vs. Obama, it's KANYE vs. the self-proclaimed vigilantees of all jewish folk (cuz not all jewish folk like thatFox Abe you know).

  • Shitfunny

    I drew the ire of the nighttime when I promoted the beauty of sunshine and daylight. The nighttime accused me of perpetuating the stereotype that the day is far superior to the night, even though the freaks come out at night. The nighttime is awaiting my apology,and will die if it holds its breath while waiting Shitfunny

  • HipHopHeadOnly

    i'm jewish and I watched the interview. It's not anti-semtic. Somebody is taking his words out of context. it's true, white jewish people have better connections, simply do to being white & jewish since the Jewish community is tight with each other. Hop off of his nuts.

    • Anonymous

      ^ HipHopHeadOnly was standing up for Kanye if you actually read his entire comment, not just the 1st three sentences. Read, think, then comment.

    • Anonymous

      Words out context. Yep that sounds about right. Typicall Israeli tactic. They keep quoting that 10 year old Iranian speech in which they specific said they "would NOT bomb isreal off the face of the earth"

  • Anonymous

    Kanye West and Dickriders vs 7.59 billion people.

  • sxxx9

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  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QNb_pmed_0

  • Barbara J. Reynolds

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  • DarkDonIII

    Where was the ADL during the Zimmerman trial?

  • HRH

    how is noticing the Jewish people's success a form of racism? not allowing us to notice your Jewish people's success is Racism!

    • Anonymous

      Like I say, simple tricks like you repeating words/dumb several times doesn't make it true but can make you the Pied Piper.

    • lol

      Anon just answered his question with complete bullshit. lol. What the fuck does that dumbass answer have anything to do with what he said? That shit is hilarious, what a dumb, dumb, dumb mother fucker. Idiots are everywhere these days.

    • Oz. F

      I suggest you re-read the comment slower this time instead of mouthing off cause HRH's post made perfect sense

    • Anonymous

      I suggest you learn English and the meaning of words. He is throwing around racist comments to many people when he opens that big trap of his on the daily. We are all idiots or feel an overwhelming attachment to him. Bet you lapped up his "we all slaves" shit. He is no slave and uses what he can to affiliate with tiny minds like yours using simple tricks.

  • Anonymous

    This is it, the answer to the problem. We just need to introduce Kanye to a black jewish person. His head will explode.

  • ETK

    I was going to say some shit about this but I'm afraid that the Jewish people controlling HHDX might kill me

  • Anonymous

    It's defamation if you're being stereotyped as a rich person in control of things?

  • Anonymous

    ADL founded the same year as the Federal Reserve - Coincidence?

    • Anonymous

      ^^ you clearly don't understand offshore shareholdings or that FED is irrelevant. Try and find out who owns he world bank, imf, wtc, hedge funds and the top 10 global investment banks - i.e 90% of western power. Google TED talk who runs the world. dumb ass.

    • Anonymous

      largest shareholder in the Fed is CitiBank, largest shareholder in CitiBank is the Saudi's Kingdom Holding Co, try again

    • Anonymous

      LOL Some how I doubt. U know they probably came up with "operation retake zion" that year tooo....

  • Anonymous

    did this nig actually say he learned to be likeable from jay??? who actually likes this "if there ain't no limelight i gotta make one" ass nigga?

  • Anonymous

    ADL = illmunati as mf. How they gon act like jews aint at the top of every industry in america... FOH

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