Kanye West has been spotted meeting with white nationalist Nick Fuentes, who’s known for his right-wing live streams and marched in 2017’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville.
The pair were photographed together at Miami International Airport on Wednesday (November 23), just after Ye confirmed he’d once again try his hand at running for President in 2024. The DONDA rapper and producer was in Florida visiting Donald’s Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate, and some reports state he and Fuentes were seen there together as well.
Fuentes is the host of right-wing online show America First, and became well known in 2020 when he helped to lead Trump’s “Stop the Steal” movement that aimed to overturn his failed election results. In a Facebook post in 2017, he asserted that a “tidal wave of white identity” was soon to commence despite coming under fire from anti-racist opposition.
“You can call us racists, white supremacists, Nazis, & bigots,” he wrote. “You can disavow us on social media from your cushy Campus Reform job. But you will not replace us. The rootless transnational elite knows that a tidal wave of white identity is coming. And they know that once the word gets out, they will not be able to stop us. The fire rises!”
He also happily dropped the n-word with the hard -er during an episode of America First this past January, saying Steve Bannon (who he also called a “fat r-tard”) is trying to “flood the zone with [n-word] votes.”
Nick Fuentes calls Steve Bannon as a "fat r*tard" who is trying to "flood the zone with nigger votes."
Fuentes acknowledges "that one slipped out."
— Popitics (@Popitics1) January 16, 2022
He’s also previously argued that segregation and Jim Crow was “better” for Black people.
“They had to drink out of a different water fountain,” Fuentes said, according to Mother Jones. “Oh no, they had to go to different schools. Their water fountain in that famous picture was worse. Who cares? Grow up, drink out of the f###### water fountain. It’s water, it’s the same. Even if it was bad, who cares. We all agree, it’s better for them, it’s better for us. It’s better in general.”
Just days before being seen with Fuentes, Ye was spotted with another right-winger, Milo Yiannopoulos, in Beverly Hills – who has been banned from all social platforms for posts that included bragging about pedophilia and saying that he approved of it. Yiannopoulos is set to work on Ye’s Presidential campaign.
As previously reported, Ye has asked Trump to be his running mate for 2024, which he revealed in a tweet posted to his since-restored Twitter account on Tuesday (November 22).
“First time at Mar-a-Lago[.] Rain and traffic[.] Can’t believe I kept President Trump waiting[.] And I had on jeans Yikes,” Ye wrote. “What you guys think his response was when I asked him to be my running mate in 2024?”
Ye has yet to reveal what the former President’s response was.