Kanye West had a rough year and fell from grace for his eccentric behavior and antisemitic remarks.
Despite his controversial comments and revelations about his admiration for Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, Ye saw three of his past albums climb the charts.
Hitler and the Nazis
Last week, the controversial rapper appeared in conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ InfoWars program.
Kanye West admitted his admiration for Hitler and the Nazis and said they did good in Germany.
“We’ve got to stop dissing the Nazis all the time,” said Ye.
“The Jewish media has made us feel like the Nazis and Hitler have never offered anything of value to the world.”
“I love Jewish people,” he added. “But I also love Nazis.”
After weeks (or even months) of antisemitic and problematic comments, many believed the rapper’s comments would mark the end of his career.
While Kanye West’s support of Hitler and the Nazis came as a surprise, it was even more shocking that people still listened to his music.
Graduation, one of his most influential albums, climbed several spots and secured No. 49 on Apple Music’s Top US Albums list.
Meanwhile, it rose to 107 on the Billboard 200 from 110 last week.
Two more albums, The College Dropout and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, again entered the Billboard 200.
The College Dropout is now at 178.
Meanwhile, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is slightly below at 198.
Many believed Ye’s InfoWars comments would diminish Ye’s following.
However, a small but vocal group of fans are playing his greatest hits on repeat.
While it may be good news for Kanye West, there is a growing campaign to remove his music from streaming services.
The petition creator wrote a statement on Change.org saying:
“Our society has no place for people who spread that kind of hate to be making millions off of their work.”
“I hope that we can limit Kanye’s influence on society by eliminating his ability to make money off of people streaming his music.”
“His statements are virtually irredeemable,” the statement continued. “And the time has finally come for him to receive a major punishment.”
“We cannot let him continue to influence our youth and our society as a whole.”
Kanye West added fuel to the fire this week when he urged Jews to let go and forgive Hitler.
The comment was one of many reckless and antisemitic things he said during the interview.
It remains to be seen what will happen to his music if he continues his nonsense.