American rapper Kanye West, who goes by the name Ye, praised Adolf Hitler in an interview published on Thursday, December 1, in which he even dared to deny the existence of the Holocaust and made anti-Semitic comments.
According to EFE, Kanye appeared with his face completely covered with a ski mask and his hands covered with gloves in that interview that was broadcast via streaming on the far-right blog Infowars, by the broadcaster and propagator of conspiracy theories Alex Jones.
“You’re not Hitler, you’re not a Nazi,” Jones began, to which the rapper replied that he sees “good things” about the Austrian-born dictator.
“All human beings have value to bring to the table, especially Hitler,” West opined at another point in the interview.
Likewise, the singer maintained that he is not really interested in Hitler that much, but that he considers him “a great guy”, with a “great outfit” and that he was a “great architect”.
“I love Nazis”
Before a commercial break, Jones told him that he had a fetish for Hitler, to which the artist replied: “I like Hitler.”
He assured that “what happened was not a Holocaust, let’s look at the facts about that. Hitler has many positive qualities.” Furthermore, he denied that the dictator killed 6 million Jews, “that is factually incorrect.”
At another point, the rapper indicated that he does not like the word “evil” next to Nazi: “I like Jewish people, but I also love Nazis.”
Protagonist for years of headlines both for his music, his fashion brand or his personal life as well as for his recurring outbursts, a more unleashed Kanye West who has never set off all the alarms in recent weeks due to a string of racist comments and antisemites.
Those comments have caused the artist to lose millions of dollars in contracts with brands, which have canceled the agreements they had with the rapper.
Ye was last week at the residence of former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021) in Mar-a-Lago (Florida) together with the nationalist Nick Fuentes, known for his anti-Semitic views, at a dinner that has been criticized by sections of the Republican Party. In fact, Fuentes appeared with West in the Infowars interview on Thursday.