Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) walked out of an interview on podcaster Tim Pool’s show on Monday night after being questioned about his antisemitic claims.
Shortly into the interview, Ye spouted conspiracies about Jews, alluding to Jews controlling recent U.S. presidents, claiming “Jared Kushner was next to [Donald] Trump, Rahm Emmanuel was next to [Barack] Obama.”
Also present in the interview were Holocaust denier and white supremacist Nick Fuentes and far-right provocateur Milo Yiannapolous.
“I think they’ve been extremely unfair to you,” Pool told Ye as he was discussing recent media coverage about him.
“Who is ‘they’ though?” Ye asked. “We can’t say who ‘they’ is can we?”
“Corporate press,” Pool responded. “I’m not using–I don’t use the word the way I guess you guys use it.”
“It is ‘them’ though isn’t it, because when you think about it, consider it, in 2018…” Fuentes said before being cut off by Ye, who asked, “What do you mean it’s not?”
Ye, 20 minutes into the show, then walked off the set.
“You leaving?” Pool asked, adding, “He’s gone.”
After Ye left the interview, Pool revealed that Ye had requested to do the interview every week.
“I’m like, ‘What is this? Is this because you can’t get on any other shows?’ I’m sorry bro, this is not a show where you come in and talk by yourself and say whatever you want and say things that warrant questioning at the very least,” Pool said.
“Ye doesn’t have to do anything, he owes me no favors. He wanted to come on the show but he didn’t want to have a conversation,” Pool said. “I didn’t disrespect him, we were nice to him, we hung out with him before the show, we tried to accommodate him to the best of our abilities but he didn’t want to entertain a conversation.”
In the interview, Ye said he got connected to Yiannapolous through a producer of Alex Jones of “Infowars.”
“I just want to get straight to the heart of this antisemite claim that’s happening. This is something—if you read the definition—it says you can’t claim that there’s multiple people inside of banks or in media that are all Jewish or you’re antisemitic. And that’s the truth. Like it’s the truth. What are we talking about?”
Ye said he didn’t want to do anything that would hurt Trump and that he is on the former president’s side, though he believes Trump did things that hurt him. “He lied about me, but he’s known for lying,” Ye said. “You know, I went into the trenches for Trump. There was nobody in my position that wore that hat.”
Ye also gave a nod to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, sarcastically asking if was antisemitic to mention his name. “Jewish people allowed Obama to meet with the minister [Farrakhan],” Ye said, referring to their 2005 meeting.
When discussing the fallout since his various antisemitic comments and rants, Ye claimed he was being used by God.
“God is using me. He’s breaking me down. Removing all of the ‘richest person,’ all of this so I can serve him and the more and more of those things that are taken away from me, the more that I can be empty and be a vessel and be able to be used.”
Ye accused Jews of trying to lock him up.
“You’re not going to take my pain away, right. Jewish people say, it’s the Holocaust, this happened and you can’t say anything about it. We can’t take their pain away. No one’s going to denounce the fact that they tried to lock me up.”