As more companies and individuals continue to cut ties with Kanye West. The rapper/fashion mogul is feeling the heat and has issued an apology to the Jewish community for his hurtful remarks. In a video that surfaced online from the rapper’s recent interview with Lex Fridman, the artist now known as Ye apologized for the antisemitic comments where he threatened to unleash ‘Death Con 3’ on Jews, and how it made them feel.
“I want to apologize and say I am sorry for the Jewish people that I hurt,” Kanye said, while explaining that he did not mean for his words to be hateful because he considers himself a Jew through his connections with Christ.
“I’m sorry for hurting you as a Jewish person, I’m sorry for the way that made you feel, and I’m sorry for the entire population of a race that I feel is actually my brother as I classify and I’m also connected with Christ in that way, and that my people came from Africa in that way,” Kanye continued.
“I can’t say that it’s this exact teaching or that exact teaching but I feel that there’s an; it’s important, you know, the sons of Abraham, however, we want to word it, right, for us to come together and bring our different talents together to serve God collectively,” he added.
In the wake of his statements, Ye has lost several major deals, including his lucrative partnership with Adidas, which means that he has simultaneously lost his billionaire status. In addition to being booted from JP Morgan Chase bank and losing his Gap, Vogue and Balenciaga deals, STEM and KANO have also distanced themselves from the rapper. On Wednesday (October 26), the music player, which he made popular when he famously released his Donda 2 album on the platform announced it was removing “Kanye’s music” from their platform.
“STEM was created and is owned by KANO, the education computer company,” a reported statement reads. “We’ve removed Kanye’s music from our platform, and turned down his $10 million off to buy our technology.”
They continued, “Instead your money will go to a company that is focused on giving power to artists and the artist in everyone. Power based in truth and unity – not lies and hate. A portion of profits on the new STEM devices will go to the ADL and NAACP.”
Meanwhile, Ye West returned to Instagram this week to address his partnership with adidas and the future of his Yeezy brand.