List: 6 Unbelievable things said and done by billionaire rapper Kanye West
American billionaire rapper Kanye West, alias Ye, has been an embattled man for years now.
His antics, commentary and dressing have been fodder for news and blog sites for being controversial in nature, as well as his fights with companies such as Adidas and Gap.
In 2022 alone, Kanye did some rather unusual things that lost him the goodwill of his friends and fans.
Below is a list of some of these things:
He got himself locked out of Instagram for posting anti-Semitic things against Meta Founder Mark Zuckerberg and the Jewish community.
He claimed the Jews were controlling Sean Combs alias Diddy and posted screenshots of their conversation on Instagram as proof of his claim.
The post was immediately deleted and this sent Kanye to Twitter where he wrote, “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going DEFCON 3 on Jewish people.” Twitter immediately deleted his tweet as well.
He managed to get himself locked out of Twitter a day after returning to the platform in October 2022
Kanye hadn’t used Twitter for two years and upon his return, he posted more anti-Semitic sentiments.
After Instagram blocked him, he came to Twitter and said, “The funny thing is I actually can’t be anti-Semitic because black people are actually Jew. Also, you guys have toyed with me and tried to blackball anyone, whoever opposes your agenda.”
His sentiments were rebuked by the Anti-defamation League which branded his comments as deeply troubling, dangerous and anti-Semitic.
He was also accused of propagating white supremacy slogans about jewfish power.
He was locked out of Twitter hours after Elon Musk, the multi-billionaire tycoon set to buy Twitter, welcomed him back to the platform.
In July 2020, he claimed that a Covid-19 vaccine was the mark of the beast
“It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralyzed. So when they say ‘we’re going to fix covid with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast.
They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven,” Kanye told millions of his followers.
He said this after contracting the virus.
He wore a ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt to Paris Fashion Week in October 2022
Last week, he wore a ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt to the Paris Fashion Week to counter the Black Lives Matter movement where black Americans have been calling for an end to racism in policing, discrimination and racial inequality experienced by black people in a society that is predominantly white.
#KanyeWest calls Black Lives Matter “a scam” after he wore a White Lives Matter shirt during his Paris Fashion Week show.
“I thought the shirt was a funny shirt. I thought the idea of me wearing it was funny,” Kanye later defended himself, adding that white lives do matter and it’s the obvious thing.
He continues to lose goodwill among his race and his fans who say he is spiralling out of control.
He suggested that black people experiencing slavery was by choice, a sentiment that earned him scorn from all over the world.
In May 2018, Kanye West went on record at TMZ and claimed that black people enduring slavery for 400 years was by choice.
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years…For 400 years? That sounds like a choice. You were there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all. It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned,” said Kanye.
His sentiments earned him immediate backlash as a TMZ employee confronted him for hurting his own race.
“While you are making music and being an artist and living the life you’ve earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives.
We have to deal with the marginalization that’s come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people was a choice.
Frankly, I’m disappointed. I’m appalled and brother, I am unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something to me, that’s not real,” said TMZ employee Van Lathan.
Attacking Kim Kardashian on social media
He went out on a social media war against Kim Kardashian, the mother of his children by humiliating her, attacking her extended family and dissing the men she chose to date after they separated before officially divorcing.
He was called out for gas-lighting Kardashian, harassing her and causing her unwarranted humiliation.
They are co-parenting their children but there is no longer a cordial relationship between the two parents. Kardashian went to the extent of ignoring him, especially at the Paris Fashion Week and this was notable globally.
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