About 48 hours after Kanye West was suspended from Instagram and Twitter for posting anti-semitic messages, which both platforms say violated their policies on hate speech. Media personality Van Lathan has revealed the 45-year-old Bipolar rapper has a history of anti-semitism.
During an episode of his Higher Learning podcast with co-host Rachel Lindsay, the ex-TMZ staff said he wasn’t surprised by Ye’s disparaging comments because the Yeezy creator said something similar during his 2018 interview on TMZ live where he famously declared slavery was a choice.
“I already heard him say that stuff before… at TMZ… When he came to TMZ, he said that stuff and they took it out of the interview.”
He went on to detail his full interaction with Kanye West, which he claims had to be edited due to the rapper declaring his love for Hitler and Nazis.
“He said something like ‘I love Hitler’, ‘I love Nazis’, something to that effect when he was there and they took it out of the interview because of whatever reason, it wasn’t my decision.”
“So when I saw this… I knew this was eventually coming. As a matter of fact, I had anticipated it coming like way earlier than this.”
He adds Ye’s hate speech were cut from the final clip after a jewish producer at TMZ stood up to let him know he was offended by the comments.
Kanye West was locked out of his Twitter and Instagram accounts earlier this week after posting anti-Semitic messages. In one post on Twitter, the rapper now legally known as Ye said he would soon go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”
“You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda,” he said in the tweet posted late Saturday, which was removed by Twitter.
The social media lockouts comes after West drew criticism for wearing a “white lives matter” T-shirt while debuting his latest fashion line in Paris. The slogan also appeared during his YZY fashion show, modelled by Selah Marley, the daughter of Lauryn Hill and granddaughter of Bob Marley.
West’s stunt immediately drew criticism from his peers, including Diddy, who posted an Instagram video saying he “did not rock” with the slogan.
“All lives matter – but that Black Lives Matter, don’t play with it. Don’t wear the shirt. Don’t buy the shirt. Don’t play with the shirt. It’s not a joke,” he said.
The Anti-Defamation League also called the phrase “hate speech” and attributed it to white supremacists, who began using it in 2015 in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
In response to the backlash, the Yeezy Billionaire called the Black Lives Matter movement a “scam.”
“Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam,” Ye wrote on his Instagram stories Tuesday (October 4). Now it’s over. You’re welcome.”