Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, said he “fought fire with fire” because “hurt people hurt people” during an interview with controversial British pundit Piers Morgan in which the duo discussed West’s allegedly anti-Semitic remarks.
In a preview clip of the interview, Morgan asked Ye if he was sorry for his public attacks on what he previously described as the “Jewish underground media mafia.”
“No,” Ye firmly stated. Unhappy with his response, Morgan retorted, “You should be!” West told the Brit, “Absolutely not!”
“When you insult the Jewish people and saying you’re going ‘death con 3 on the Jewish people,’ that’s as racist as anything that you say you’ve been through,” Morgan charged. “It’s the same thing! Racism is racism, and you know that, I think.”
“Yeah, obviously,” West said after a long pause. “That’s why I said it.”
Morgan followed up his line of questioning, and asked West, “So you said it knowing it’s racist?”
“Yes,” West responded. “I fought fire with fire.”
"I will say I'm sorry for the people I hurt…
"Hurt people hurt people, and I was hurt."
— Piers Morgan Uncensored (@PiersUncensored) October 19, 2022
West later apologized to “the people I hurt,” and confessed to the British pundit that his remarks came from a place of pain, explaining, “Hurt people hurt people, and I was hurt.”
The “Runaway” songwriter has made frequent appearances alongside media figures in recent days to rail against what he claims is a “collective” of Jewish executives in Hollywood, the music industry, the media, and sports, who he says exhibit “mob culture” and use it “target” celebrities who “say anything out of the line” with the liberal “agenda.”
During an interview with the disgraced former CNN host Chris Cuomo on News Nation, Ye said “Every celebrity has Jewish people in their contract. This is not hate speech, this is the truth. And these people — if you say anything out of the line with the agenda then your career could be over.”
Cuomo attempted to stop Ye from speaking, to which Ye said “I’m not finished sir.”
“People have heard you,” Cuomo said.
Kanye West (Ye) vs. Chris Cuomo. 😂
Imagine pretending like you don’t understand what Ye is trying to say.
— An0maly (@LegendaryEnergy) October 18, 2022
“But my people haven’t heard me. They need to hear me say out loud what the truth is. There’s a bunch of people in Hollywood that are actors, that play basketball, that play sports, that are in music that know what I’m saying.”
“They feel what I’m saying, and that are happy that I’m saying what I’m saying. It’s not from a place of anti-Semitism,” he claimed.
This news and commentary by Andrew White originally appeared on Valiant News.