Kanye has responded to the backlash he has received over the past week due to his antisemitic remarks. On Wednesday (Oct. 13), the rapper was caught by Page Six as he was getting into his vehicle. They asked him about backlash from his antisemitic remarks.
“To say ‘Hey, you call someone on bad business, that’s antisemitic.’ I feel happy to have crossed the line of that idea, so we can speak openly about doing things like getting canceled from a bank,” the rapper responded.
He then claimed that he was the “richest Black man in American history, that put $140 million in JP Morgan,” referring to Candace Owens claim that the rapper was dropped by the bank. JP Morgan Chase has not officially released a statement on why they decided to cut ties with the Yezzy founder but they have instructed Ye to have another banking arrangement in place by Nov. 21.
Owens, who was seen wearing matching “White Lives Matter” shirts with Ye last week in Paris for his YZY SZN 9 collection debut, has seemingly been around the rapper a lot as of late. Sources told gossip site TMZ that they’re “in constant communication” and that “she’s going to run him in the ground.” Ye also attended Owens’ movie premiere in Nashville for her film titled The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM. Kim Kardashian’s ex Ray J was also in attendance for the film premiere. Page Six reported that “the two kept their distance” and “managed to be cordial as they posed with Owens.”
A source told TMZ that Owens “worked to get both Kanye and Ray J there in an attempt to scorn Kim Kardashian. Ye’s response to the backlash follows his episode of LeBron James’ The Shop: Uninterrupted being axed due to him constantly spewing “hate speech” during his taped interview. The HBO show spoke out Wednesday (Oct. 12) about their decision.
“Yesterday we taped an episode of The Shop with Kanye West. Kanye was booked weeks ago and, after talking to Kanye directly the day before we taped, I believed he was capable of a respectful discussion and he was ready to address all his recent comments. Unfortunately, he used The Shop to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes,” SpringHill Company CEO and host Maverick Carter said in a statement to Andscape.
“We have made the decision not to air this episode or any of Kanye’s remarks. While The Shop embraces thoughtful discourse and differing opinions, we have zero tolerance for hate speech of any kind and will never allow our channels to be used to promote hate,” Carter added.
You can take a look at Kanye’s exchange with Page Six below: