The Grammy-award winning lyricist-turned-certifiable schizophrenic keeps his finger on the ever-throbbing pulse of controversy , and worse, he doesn’t seem to give a rat’s ass about the consequences of his off-the-wall antics (just ask Taylor Swift, Jimmy Kimmel, You Tube, the list goes on for miles really).
This combination has produced some of the best sound bites in recent memory.
During an interview with “The Breakfast Club,” a trio of radio hosts stationed back East, the ever-outspoken West (get it?) hopped on his soapbox and delivered a surprisingly insightful, yet painfully disjointed sermon.
With his usual hyper-aggressive, unabashed tone, Kanye accused African Americans of not having enough resources to be self-sustaining.
Taking his rant a step further, the politically incorrect rapper comparatively described the ongoing economic success of Jewish-Americans.
“Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish People,” he said earnestly. “Black people don’t have the same connection as oil people.”
Earlier this month, the Jewish Anti-Defamation League released a statement asking Kanye West to apologize for his comments.
ADL’s National Director Abraham H. Foxman has accused West of anti-semitism and argues that his comparison reinforces the stereotype that Jews are “all-powerful and control the levers of power in government.”
Although a segment of the Jewish community remains peeved by Kanye’s quote, Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam has defended the rapper and his comments.
According to Farrakhan, Kanye should not apologize because nothing that he said was untrue.
“Did he lie? No, he told the truth,” says Farrakhan in a video address.
He goes on to add:
“You know what Mr. Foxman? I wish you and I could have a dialogue. You wouldn’t put that small time stuff over on me that you put on scared to death negroes, that if they mention Jew and you call them anti-semitic they start bowing to you and your pressure. Kanye West don’t bow to the pressure to apologize to anybody. You said nothing wrong.”