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Kanye West comments can’t stop his resurgence

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.

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Album movements

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 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.”

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Additional notes

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.


Kanye West’s albums are jumping up the charts despite his recent Adolf Hitler comments

Elon Musk gives surprising response to Kanye West

Elon Musk has become Kanye West’s latest target when the rapper aimed a post at the wealthiest man on earth.

After a series of disgustingly insensitive tweets, Ye was banned from the social media platform that Elon Musk had taken over.

Instead, the controversial rapper took to Instagram to take a dig at Musk.

Meanwhile, the Tesla CEO responded to Ye on Twitter.


After buying Twitter, Elon Musk restored several suspended accounts, including Kanye West.

He had previously been banned for threatening to do “Death Con 3” against Jews.

It was only a matter of time before the rapper said something controversial again, and sadly, it didn’t take long.

He tweeted a picture of a swastika on the Star of David.

Additionally, Ye appeared in several interviews, spewing anti-Semitic comments.

Although Musk is an ambassador for free speech, he’s had enough.

As a result, Kanye West was once again banned from the social media platform.

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After the ban, Kanye West turned to a different social media platform.

This time, he chose Instagram.

There, Ye slammed Elon Musk and wrote:

“Am I the only one who thinks Elon could be half-Chinese? Have you ever seen his pics as a child?”

“Take a Chinese genius and mate them with a South African supermodel and we have an Elon.”

Ye continued, writing:

“I say an Elon because they probably made 10 to 30 Elons and he is the first genetic hybrid that stuck… Well let’s not forget about Obama.”

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Kanye West’s whimsical post earned over a million likes as his followers remained loyal to him.

Meanwhile, Elon Musk calmly addressed the post on Twitter, saying:

“I take that as a compliment!”

Although he no longer has access to Twitter, Ye learned of Musk’s response.

Someone likely sent the rapper a screenshot of the response, which Ye later acknowledged in another Instagram post.

Then, finally, he reassured Musk, writing:

“It was meant as a compliment, my friend. Now Obama on the other hand…”


Elon Musk responds to Kanye West after he called him ‘half Chinese genetic hybrid’

Kanye West Yeezy office story emerges

Kanye West, now known as Ye, may have had a fallout, but his past antics remain a hot topic to this day.

According to a former employee of the Adidas Yeezy shoe line, an employee lost their job after a small request for a music change.

The story

A former Adidas employee revealed he became anxious on a typical day at the office when a colleague asked Kanye West to switch the music.

According to a Rolling Stone story, Ye played his songs loudly through the speakers.

Some enjoyed the music, but others didn’t.

In addition, the space was filled by an exceptional team of designers and tailors, drawn away from the biggest European fashion houses.

The worker asked Kanye West to change the music.

The rapper looked around the workplace and then at their colleague.

Kanye West asked the staff what they would like to play instead of his back catalog.

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The request

According to Rolling Stone, the worker was more of a punk and rock fan than hip-hop.

“I thought, ‘Oh, he’s a rapper, I should probably mention some rap,'” the ex-employee said.

The former employee forgot that he was dealing with one of the most difficult musicians in the industry.

They then suggested that Kanye West play Drake instead.

“Big mistake,” the former employee said. “The next day, I was fired.”

Other events

While there was no need for the unexpected layoff, the employee wasn’t alone in the brand when Ye worked with the Yeezy shoe line.

Rolling Stone spoke to several former employees and shared that sudden layoffs were common in Yeezy.

Many employees described the office as “a revolving door of talent.”

The Yeezy office culture made employees feel that their jobs were in constant danger.

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After Kanye West made problematic and antisemitic comments online and in the press, many brands broke ties with the rapper.

Adidas is one of the brands that separated from Ye.

Although the deal cost them hundreds of millions of dollars, Adidas continues to sell Yeezy shoes.

However, they will sell them under a different name.

According to CNN, Adidas plans to continue benefiting from the Yeezy line’s intellectual property.

Harm Ohlmeyer, Adidas’ chief financial officer, said in a phone call about quarterly earnings:

“Going forward, we will leverage the existing inventory with the exact plans being developed as we speak.”


Kanye West sacked Yeezy employee after he suggested they play Drake’s music in office

Kanye West said to admire Hitler and Nazis

Kanye West, now known as Ye, has had a hard time career-wise in recent weeks due to his antisemitic views.

As a result, many major brands have been parting ways with the rapper.

Ye was reportedly fascinated by Adolf Hitler and wanted to name an album after the dictator.

The obsession

A business executive who previously worked with Ye revealed that the rapper created a work environment hostile with his obsession with Hitler.

“He would praise Hitler by saying how incredible it was that he was able to accumulate so much power,” said the executive.

He added that Kanye West would openly discuss what Hitler and the Nazi party had achieved for the Germans.

The executive resigned and later reached a settlement with the rapper and some of his companies over workplace harassment and complaints.

Due to a confidentiality agreement and fear of retaliation, the business executive has chosen to remain anonymous.

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The 2018 album

The executive shared that Kanye West would talk about reading Hitler’s 1925 autobiographical manifesto.

The rapper has also openly expressed his admiration for Hitler’s and the Nazis’ use of propaganda.

Meanwhile, Kanye West’s entourage was “fully aware” of his Hitler obsession.

Additionally, four sources say West originally wanted the title “Hitler” for his 2018 album.

Instead, the album was called “Ye.”

Universal Music Group released a statement on Tuesday confirming that the company ended its relationship with GOOD Music Label last year.

Ye is the owner of GOOD Music Label.

The company owns Def Jam, which distributed Kanye West’s music.

“There is no place for antisemitism in our society,” Universal Group said.

“We are deeply committed to combating antisemitism and every other form of prejudice.”


Van Lathan Jr. recently claimed that Kanye West made anti-Semitic remarks in an interview four years ago.

Lathan Jr. is a former TMZ employee who spoke with Ye after he said slavery sounded like a choice.

According to him, TMZ did not publish the antisemitic statements at the time.

Based on his previous interview, the rapper’s recent endeavors were no surprise to Lathan.

“I already heard him say that stuff before at TMZ,” said Lathan in his podcast earlier this month.

“I mean, I was taken aback because that type of antisemitic talk is disgusting. It’s like, I’m taken aback any time anyone does that, right?”

“But as far as [West]. I knew that that was in him because when he came to TMZ, he said that stuff and they took it out of the interview.”

“He said something like, ‘I love Hitler, I love Nazis,'” Lathan added. “Something to that effect when he was there.”

“And they took it out of the interview for whatever reason. It wasn’t my decision.”

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Several brands cut ties with Kanye West

Kanye West’s offensive comments led to professional fallout that seems to have ended his career.

Adidas ended their seven-year association with the rapper on Tuesday, calling his actions “unacceptable, hateful and dangerous.”

Balenciaga and the AAA talent agency also ended relations with Ye.

Production company MRC says it is canceling a documentary about the rapper.

Meanwhile, GAP has announced the removal of Yeezy Gap merchandise from stores.

Additionally, the apparel company is shutting down the YeezyGap website.


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Twitter and Instagram restrict Kanye West over antisemitic posts

Kanye West has found himself in several controversies in the past, but his latest posts led to him being banned from two major social media platforms.

On Sunday, the rapper shared anti-Jewish posts on Twitter and Instagram, violating the guidelines on both platforms.

Ye’s posts

In his posts, Ye made bizarre allegations against fellow rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, implying that Diddy was controlled by Jews.

Ye also tweeted screenshots of his private texts with the rapper, in which Diddy tried to tell him about the “White Lives Matter” t-shirts that were making waves online.

Kanye West’s posts have gained traction online, with many condemning his content.

The American Jewish Committee called West’s comments “dangerous.”

“The control theme seeks to falsely portray Jews as secret puppet masters ruling over others,” they shared on Twitter.

“[Kanye West] needs to learn that words matter.”


Ye’s posts were later removed from Instagram due to violating the platform’s policies.

His account was also restricted.

The rapper then took to Twitter to call Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who runs Facebook and Instagram.

“Look at this Mark,” he tweeted with a picture of himself singing karaoke with Zuckerberg.

“How you gone [sic] kick me off Instagram. You used to be my n***a.”

More anti-Semitism from Ye followed later on Twitter, with him writing:

“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con three [sic] on Jewish people.”

“The funny thing is I actually can’t be antisemitic because black people are actually Jew,” he continued in another post.

“Also you guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”

The tweet remained on Twitter before being replaced by an automated message stating: “This tweet violated the Twitter rules.”

A Twitter spokesperson later confirmed that the rapper’s account had been restricted for violating community policies.

The White Lives Matter controversy

On October 3, Kanye West wore a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt when he launched his clothing line in Paris.

The shirt has received a lot of criticism.

Diddy posted a video on Instagram and other social media platforms to talk about the controversy.

“Right now, all America has planned for us is poverty, incarceration, and death,” Diddy said in the clip.

“So, before I can get to any other lives matter – which all lives matter, you know what I’m saying – 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.”

It was this video that led Ye to accuse Diddy of being controlled by Jews.


Kanye West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts have been locked over bizarre posts about Jewish people

Twitter, Instagram block Kanye West over anti-Semitic posts