Last night, Kanye West doubled down on his anti-Semitic claim that Jews control the media and Hollywood when he pulled out a spreadsheet that he said contained the names of Jewish executives who help run major media brands.

West, who now goes by the name Yeh, continued his long conversation with photographers on Friday night, turning his phone toward the cameras to show viewers the number of Jews currently in positions of power in the media.

Their names were not visible, so it was impossible to verify West’s claims. He named companies such as Disney, Paramount, USA Today and the Los Angeles Times among those with top-level Jewish employees.

Claims that powerful Jews control the industry is a common anti-Semitic trope that has long been used to fuel prejudice against the Jewish people.

Speaking to the press on Friday, West said he didn’t previously realize it was anti-Semitic to point out that many of the business partners he works with and employs are Jewish.

“I didn’t realize it was anti-Semitic to say, hey, you know, I have a Jewish lawyer, I have a Jewish label, I have a Jewish contractor,” he said after reading a definition of the term anti-Semitism.

When asked if he should retract some of his comments, he pulled out a list of executives and began reading the names of companies with Jewish executives.

“The red ones are the executives who are Jewish in these companies,” he said of the list, in which most of the names are highlighted in red.

On Friday, West showed reporters and cameramen a list of Jewish executives at major media companies that the rapper says are now targeting him

The companies, which included most of the world's leading media brands and Hollywood studios, mostly consisted of names in red -- individuals West believed to be Jewish.

The companies, which included most of the world’s leading media brands and Hollywood studios, mostly consisted of names in red — individuals West believed to be Jewish.

He told the press that he “had experiences (with Jewish leaders) where it seemed like they were putting me together.”

He added that his de facto disfavor from the industry following his ongoing comments “actually proves what I was trying to say” – that Jewish executives have decided to ban him from certain types of business and therefore influence.

West did not apologize for making his comments, but said he was “humiliated”. The outrage caused by his remarks cost him an estimated $1 billion in business deals, including the highly successful Yeezy clothing line, which Adidas sold.

Last week, Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel, who is Jewish, wrote a letter to the representatives of his industry, urging them to distance themselves from the West and stop doing business with it.

Later in the conversation, West said that he believed that God humbled him for often boasting about his wealth, most of which he lost due to suspended deals with the brand.

He also added that years ago, when he was hospitalized for mental health issues, a Jewish doctor misdiagnosed him with bipolar disorder, told the press about his hospitalization, and tried to control him with medication.

West is known to have refused to take any mood-stabilizing drugs despite his diagnosis.

He said that if the doctor messed up his pill, he could end up like Prince, who died of an accidental fentanyl overdose, or Michael Jackson, who died of anesthesia poisoning.

West is known to have refused to take any mood-stabilizing drugs despite his diagnosis.

West is known to have refused to take any mood-stabilizing drugs despite his diagnosis.

Balenciaga ended its relationship with Kanye, but continued to work with ex Kim Kardashian

West's agency dropped him, and super agent Ari Emanuel urged all Hollywood agents not to work with him

A number of high-profile brands have dropped Ye in recent days and weeks amid the ongoing controversy surrounding his social media posts and remarks

Earlier this week, Ye continued to defend his anti-Semitic stance in a two-hour, 26-minute interview with podcast host Lex Friedman, a Russian-American computer scientist who is also Jewish.

Ye blamed Jews for his mental health problems and claimed that Jews “control the media.”

He told Friedman, “We are still in the Holocaust. My Jewish friend said, “Go visit the Holocaust Museum,” and I said, “Let’s visit our Holocaust Museum: Planned Parenthood.”

“Fifty percent today. . . the death of black people today is abortion.

“This is not racism; this is too broad a term. This is the genocide and population control that black people in America are doing right now, promoted by music and media made by black people, paid for by Jewish record labels.”

Friedman challenged E in his claims about Jewish control of the media and industry.

“I grew up in the Soviet Union,” Friedman said.

“I’m Jewish, part of my family died in the Holocaust of Nazi Germany, I have to back down. When you say ‘Jewish media,’ there is an echo of the pain that people feel.”

The rapper responded, “You say it’s overkill, right. If the Jews accepted that I am a Jew, they would hear it differently.’

Friedman said, “It’s not right to say Jewish control of the media.”

Ye shouted, “But that’s wrong! This is ****** a lie. This. And they did come and make fun of me, and they proved it.”

He claimed that his own mental illness was the result of a Jewish conspiracy.

“There was a Jewish trainer who brought me to the hospital and laid me down [the] click that I went to the hospital. The Jewish doctor who diagnosed me.’

Friedman replied, “Why do you keep saying Jewish?”

Ye said, “Because they were. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and put on medication. Then put it in the press.”

How much is Kanye, who claims to be the ‘richest black man in the world’, really worth?

Forbes estimates Kanye’s fortune at around $2 billion, while DailyMail.com breaks down his individual deals:

ADIDAS – 1.5 billion dollars

West’s deal with Adidas has been the crown jewel of his fortune, with sales rising to $1.7 billion in 2020, earning him $191 million in royalties.

Forbes estimates that Yeezy’s business with Adidas is worth $1.5 billion, and the company has confirmed that they will lose up to $250 million in net profit in 2022 as a result of the split.

GAP X BALENCIAGA – 970 million dollars

His GAP collection was valued at around $970 million when the deal was announced in 2021, but he has since ended his work with the retailer.

The initial products were sold in 2021 after being announced in June 2020 as part of a partnership that was expected to last a decade but was terminated by West.

GAP was also part of a deal between Yeezy and Balenciaga, estimated to bring in $1 billion in projected sales.

SKIMS – 160 million dollars

West, who divorced Kim Kardashian in 2020, remains a partner in Skims, but it’s unclear how much he makes from it.

He previously talked about owning 5 percent of the business, which is worth an estimated $3.2 billion.

If so, he would have a $160 million stake in the company.

MUSIC – $90 million

He has sold more than 140 million albums worldwide, and documents seen by Forbes show that his own music and publishing rights are worth at least $90 million.

Depending on the mortgage, advances and other obligations, West owes about $100 million, according to Forbes.

Source by [author_name]

Previous articlePiet Mondrian’s painting hung upside down for 77 years, museum curator says
Next articleArenado remains with the Cardinals until age 27