In an interview released Monday night, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) continued his media tour of praising Adolf Hitler and spewing antisemitism.
According to Rolling Stone, the 45-minute episode titled “Saving Ye” on the alt-right video platform Censored.TV, opens with McInnes spouting off his desire to “prevent Ye West from becoming an antisemite or a Nazi” and to “talk him off the ledge.” In the same breath, McInnes voices his hopes to show West that “our problem is liberal elites of all races,” then proceeds to name two black leaders, Kamala Harris and Barack Obama, as a “major problem.”
The interview was released by Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes as part of a series entitled Saving Ye, in which McInnes attempts to walk back Ye’s antisemitism.
The interview featured Ye wearing a black gimp mask, joined by white supremacist Nick Fuentes.
“Jewish people can’t tell me who I can love and who I can’t love,” Ye said. “You can’t force your pain on everyone else. Jewish people, forgive Hitler today.”
Fuentes also joined Ye in an interview last week on InfoWars with Alex Jones, in which the rapper denied the Holocaust, said “Hitler has a lot of redeeming qualities” and expressed his love Nazis. He also repeatedly brought out a small net and a “Yoo-hoo” chocolate milk to mock Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu.
When asked by McInnes if the things Ye said in his InfoWars interview were good or, contrarily, bad for a presidential campaign, Ye stated, “I think it’s awesome for a presidential campaign… to have someone that’s honest, that understands the state of the world and that’s ready to listen to what the American people need.”
Ye further went on to say that Jews gave Hitler a bad reputation, that some facts about the Holocaust are “incorrect” and that Jewish elites “got soft” for allowing him to say the truth out loud.
Fuentes, during the interview, said that white children love Hitler.
“When I was a kid, kids loved Hitler in the sense that we see the videos and the propaganda and the symbols and there’s something compelling about it just on an aesthetic level,” Fuentes said.
McInnes also asked Ye if he gives every Jew a “fresh slate” as individuals before he gets to know them, as opposed to judging them all as a group. “Nope,” Ye responded.
Ye also said anyone who does not believe in Jesus “should not be in control or in any influence to anything that America produces: the media, technology, politics, farming, medicine, prisons.”
At another point in the interview, Ye said, “I think that Jews are very intelligent, but they don’t deserve to be in charge of everything because they don’t put Chr*st [first].”
“They need to work for Christians. Jews should work for Christians. I’ll hire a Jewish person in a second if I knew they weren’t a spy and I could look through their phone and follow them to their house and have a camera all in their living room,” he added.
When explaining that several Jews are assisting McInnes with his work life, he claimed that Jews “tend to get the system” because “they’ve been ostracized from the system for so long that they’re good at hustling.”
“They complicated the system, they put it in Yiddish,” Ye said.
Regarding his 2024 aspirations, Ye said that he believes he will get “a lot of Jew votes,” but that “it’s actually not a lot of Jew votes because there is actually not a lot of Jews in America.”
He also said he would consider Candace Owens as his running mate, but he has “a major problem” with her boss at The Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro.
“And my problem is, Ben Shapiro is in control of Candace Owens’ voice,” Ye said.
Speaking on her podcast Monday, Owens denied being controlled by anyone at The Daily Wire.
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(Additional reporting provided by Lennox Kalifungwa)
Edited by Alberto Arellano and Joseph Hammond