Kanye West is responding on those sentiments, as well as what he’s said about George Floyd and Black Lives Matter, following a week of financial consequences caused by antisemitic remarks on social media and in interviews.
The rapper appears to address a mob of paparazzi and onlookers gathered outside a building as he exits in a rambling 16-minute video posted by WmgLab Records on YouTube Saturday. It appears to have been filmed at some point after Adidas broke its business partnership with West on Tuesday.
West told the small group, “I think Adidas felt like they had the right to just take my designs since everyone was ganging up on me.
He said, “I feel like right now God is humbling me.” “Because there are two things going on. I frequently used the statement “I am the richest Black man” as a justification to avoid having a mental health dialogue. I’m currently experiencing being humbled.
West continued by addressing criticism of his claim that George Floyd’s death was brought on by fentanyl use in a recent podcast interview.
“Black Lives Matter made us come together as a people when the idea came out,” he remarked. Therefore, I questioned George Floyd’s killing and argued that it damaged my people. It caused Black people harm. I want to apologise for hurting them because God has just made it clear to me through Adidas and the media that I now understand what it’s like to have a knee on my neck. Therefore, I give thanks to God for making me humble and showing me what it really felt like. Because there is no other way to degrade the richest Black man except to make him appear to be a commoner because of a remark.
In addition, West talked about how wearing a MAGA hat produced “exhaustion” that was “misdiagnosed” as a mental health issue. He also refused to take medication that, in his words, would put him “one pill” away from Prince or Michael Jackson.
If I were taking medication at this time, West claimed, “One pill could have been switched out, and it would have been Michael Jackson or Prince all over again.”
He also said he sometimes felt like Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr. and compared himself to Emmett Till, who was cruelly killed in 1955 at the age of 14.
“I just don’t worry. Period,” West responded when someone in the audience enquired as to whether he was concerned that he had tarnished his reputation. “God is alive,”
In placards held up in Jacksonville, Florida last weekend and Los Angeles last weekend, anti-Semitic protesters referred to West. Although West appeared to be attempting to disassociate himself from any “hate group” in the video, he made no apologies for his antisemitic remarks.
As he concluded his remarks with a prayer, West declared, “I have no association to any hate group.” “I demand that everyone walk in love, so if any hate is directed at any Jewish person, it is not associated” (pointing to himself).