As more information comes to light about Kanye West’s comments and behavior, the storm surrounding his anti-semitism continues to rage. According to reports, the rapper paid an undisclosed settlement to one of his former employees after they accused him of making antisemitic remarks and praising Adolf Hitler.
A report from NBC News recounts his former colleagues and employees revealed how Kanye West allegedly discussed Adolf Hitler and his political party in business meetings with them even before his recent fallout due to antisemitic remarks. In a shocking new report, Kanye West is accused of using anti-Semitic slurs at work for years and paying an ex-worker off to silence him.
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Is Kanye West a Neo Nazi?
According to NBC News, the former billionaire Kanye West, 45, entered into a settlement agreement with a former employee who witnessed him praising Adolf Hitler or Nazis in business meetings. The news outlet reported that West denied the allegations made in the settlement.
NBC News reported that six additional people said Ye either “mentioned conspiracy theories about Jewish people or praised Hitler” in a professional setting over the past five years. Ryder Ripps was the only member of the group who was comfortable sharing his story publicly, while others remained anonymous.
The conceptual artist Ryder Ripps, who worked intermittently with West from 2014 to 2018, claimed that he previously opposed West’s comments since he is Jewish. Still, he never thought the remarks were “dangerous.”
Ripps said to the media outlet, “He had told me a bunch of s**t about like, how, ‘Nazis are good at propaganda.'”
Additionally, he claimed that the rapper told him in 2018, “you’re not offended that like I’m interested in Nazis or something.”
Ripps seemed to have never taken West seriously before, but that appears to have changed after the rapper’s anti-semitic comments on social media and in interviews have ramped up over the past few weeks, including a promise to commit “death con 3” against Jewish people.
Ryder Ripps told NBC News,
“This is dangerous, disgusting, and actually violent. With this pattern happening and the doubling and tripling down of all this, it’s pretty obvious that this is some kind of ng, hate-filled, strange Nazi obsession.”
As a result of West’s current actions, Ripps said West has “crossed the line,” noting that he has seen an “uptick of people attacking me personally” for his religious beliefs. Ripps and the other sources are not the first to claim that the West was obsessed with Hitler and the Nazis.
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Kanye West’s Obsession With Adolf Hitler And The Nazis
Last month, the initial report by CNN focused mainly on Kanye West’s praise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party during certain phases of the interview. According to the outlet, West was at odds with Universal Music Group and Def Jam Recordings over his album title. However, he has repeatedly said that’s how he should be addressed since releasing the album in June 2018.
Nevertheless, the outlet reported that West wanted the album to be called ‘Hitler.’ Finally, in an intense moment of tension, West agreed to name the album Ye after the dispute over the album’s name.
It was reported that West publicly discussed reading Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf.
Another former colleague alleged,
“He would praise Hitler by saying how incredible it was that he accumulated so much power and would talk about all the great things he and the Nazi Party achieved for the German people.”
In the past, many have heard similar comments both privately and publicly. Several celebrities, including John Legend, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Howard Stern, have spoken out against West’s hateful rhetoric.
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