Kanye West and the Power of Words

Kanye West was once the biggest hip-hop artist on the planet, with over 160 million records sold and 24 Grammy Awards. But West has been headlining the news recently for his blatant antisemitism. His string of antisemitic comments is not the first for the mega influential artist. Back in November 2013, West stated in a radio interview, “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people… We ain’t Jewish. We don’t get family that got money like that.”

West has taken his Jew-hatred to another level of vitriol. He suggested in an Instagram post that rapper Diddy is controlled by Jews. The next day, after being criticized for the post, he tweeted “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE. The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew [sic] also … You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”

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