Kanye West recently stormed off a podcast after the interviewer defended Jewish people during their conversation.
Ye appeared on the Timcast IRL podcast on Monday (November 28) alongside Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and white supremacist Milo Yiannopoulos — who are both working on his 2024 presidential campaign — where they discussed the backlash to the rapper’s anti-Semitic comments.
“I thought I was more Malcolm X, but I found out I’m more MLK,” Kanye said. “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.”
Podcast host Tim Pool — whose YouTube channel has over 1.4 million subscribers with a largely right-wing audience — told Kanye West: “They have been extremely unfair to you,” with Ye then asking who he meant by “they.”
“We can’t say who ‘they’ is, can we?” Kanye added, appearing to refer to his earlier anti-Semitic comments that Jewish people controlled the media.
Pool clarified what he meant, saying: “Corporate press. I don’t use the word as the way, I guess, you guys use.”
“It is them, though, isn’t it?” Fuentes chimed in, to which Pool replied: “No, it’s not.”
Kanye West butted in: “What do you mean it’s not?” before exiting the studio alongside Fuentes and Yiannopoulos just 20 minutes into the interview.
Tim Pool continued as they left the room: “Are you leaving? He’s done. I’ll say it right now: You guys want to bring that stuff up, and then think we’re not gonna have a conversation?
“You think Ye’s gonna come in here and say, ‘Here’s my pain, here’s my suffering,’ and I’m gonna say, ‘I hear you.’ And then he’s gonna say, ‘And it was Jewish people,’ and I’m gonna be like, ‘Okay, but don’t you consider…'”
He then mimicked Kanye’s reaction to the conversation: “‘I’m not gonna do that, I refuse.'”
Ye just walked out of Tim Pools podcast because he refused to explicitly say “the Jews” pic.twitter.com/IWXjiRhpRg
— Kurrco (@Kurrco) November 29, 2022
Kanye West has come under heavy scrutiny in recent months for making various anti-Semitic comments on social media, in interviews and in publicized texts to peers such as Diddy. The Chicago rap mogul has lost lucrative partnerships with Balenciaga, Def Jam and, most notably, adidas, with the latter slashing his personal net worth from $1.9 billion to around $400 million.
That hasn’t stopped West from continuing to spew offensive rhetoric and aligning himself with controversial alt-right figures as his 2024 presidential campaign kicks into gear.