He’s been known to make rambling incomprehensible, diatribes, but I’m pretty sure I know what he’s saying here.
And it’s not cool.
This is not the first time he’s made cringe-inducing comments, and not the first time he’s been insensitive to Jews.
Like that time he compared himself to Hitler.
“I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I’m (expletive) insane, like I’m Hitler,” he told the crowd, to modest boos. “One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did.” Just … like with Hitler? No, just not like with Hitler, okay.
Then there’s those lyrics of the song Child Rebel Soldier, the hip hop supergroup composed of West, Lupe Fiasco, and Pharrell Williams:
Diamonds blue, business manager’s Jewish
and if I get sued my lawyers Jews
And these lyrics from his song Who Gon Stop Me:
This is something like the Holocaust, millions of our people lost
He also reportedly said this to Rolling Stone magazine back in 2004:
“I still look up to Jay like a father figure,” West says. “You know how Jewish families show their sons how to make money and keep the wealth going in the family? Jay’s like my Jewish father.”
West seems to be perpetuating the stereotype of the rich and powerful Jew.
Does that make him an antisemite? Not necessarily.
Does it make him an ignoramus and jack*ss?