In a new interview with Piers Morgan,Kanye West apologized for antisemitic remarks that have caused the rapper a lot of backlash over the last week.
Ye first made a racist statement to Diddy in a text message exchange that he later posted to Instagram. He then posted a tweet that was antisemitic. Both posts have been taken down and his social media accounts have been restricted on both platforms.
“I will say I’m sorry for the people that I hurt with the ‘Death Con,'” he said, regarding a tweet where he threatened to go “death con three” against the Jewish people (he likely meant “defcon three”). “I feel like I caused hurt and confusion and I’m sorry for the families of the people that had nothing to do with the trauma that I’d been through. And I used my platform where you say, ‘Hurt people, hurt people.’ And I was hurt.”
“I wanna say that it’s wrong to hold an apology hostage and I gotta let go of that and free myself of the trauma and say, ‘Look, I’m just gonna give it all up to God right now. And say to those families that are hurt I really wanna give you guys a big hug and I say I’m sorry for hurting you with my comments.”
Ye continued: “And I want to word it not in a political way, but a presidential way, which means what I knew to be a president when I was growing up.”
The second part of the Piers Morgan interview is set to air on Friday (October 21).
Besides his restricted social media accounts, other consequences are coming Kanye’s way due to his behavior this past week. In an interview with Drink Champs, the rapper falsely regurgitated information he allegedly learned from Candace Owens’ film Black Lives Matter, The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM. In conversation with N.O.R.E. who has since apologized for not condemning Kanye’s comments, the rapper insinuated that George Floyd had died due to alleged usage of fentanyl and that the cop’s knee wasn’t “on his neck like that.” The episode has since been pulled from YouTube. In response to Kanye’s comments, the mother of George Floyd’s daughter Gianna, Roxie Washington is suing the rapper for $250 million.
We previously reported that Candace Owens might also be named in the suit due to her documentary Black Lives Matter, The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM. However, the controversial personality has not been named at this time.
Civil Rights attorney Lee Merritt previously stated that he and the family have to go through her documentary to see exactly what was said to see if any legal action can be taken.