Kanye West has blamed the “Jewish underground mafia” for getting 4 of his shows at the So-Fi Stadium cancelled.
He made the comments during an appearance on NewsNation’s “Cuomo,” hosted by former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.
“When I wore the White Lives Matter t-shirt, the Jewish underground media mafia already started attacking me,” Ye said.
“They cancelled my four So-Fi Stadium shows. They had the press, back when I was arguing with Pete Davidson and Trevor Noah, they called me an abuser for arguing with people about my ex-wife and my family and when I get to see my kids.”
Ye’s sweatshirts were met with backlash from many in the fashion community, including British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful, New York Times director and chief fashion critic Vanessa Friedman and Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, who called the sweatshirts “deeply offensive, violent and dangerous.”
His comments drew criticism from Howard Stern, who was appalled by Ye’s refusal to apologize.
“You gotta hear the s—t this guy’s into,” the radio show host said during his SiriusXM show on Wednesday. “Kanye used to be fun crazy. Now he’s like Hitler.”
“I’m really tired of people excusing his behavior by saying ‘Well he’s just mentally ill’.”
Stern — who grew up Jewish — also criticized West’s claims that “the Jewish media” have stopped giving him coverage, saying, “If a newspaper article doesn’t point out the fact that you’re some sort of designer or genius, maybe that’s not because they’re Jewish, but maybe because they just don’t put that much thought into who the f–k you are and what your business is.”