On Saturday night, Kanye West tweeted, “going death con three on JEWISH PEOPLE” on Twitter, but the social media giant removed the tweet for violating its guidelines.
West was accused of posting antisemitic content to his Instagram earlier on Saturday.
Kanye West faces backlash.
Rapper Kanye West faced more accusations of antisemitism on Saturday after posting a rant about Jewish people.
In a tweet now removed by Twitter for violating its guidelines, the rapper and fashion designer said he was “going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”
"I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 [sic] on Jewish people," said Kanye West. "You guys have toyed with me and tried to blackball anyone [who] opposes your agenda."#KanyeWest | #Yehttps://t.co/SDR1t6jknf
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) October 9, 2022
After his return to the platform Saturday, tech mogul Elon Musk replied to West, tweeting, “welcome back to Twitter, my friend!”
Users on Twitter were swift to call the rapper out for antisemitism and Fox News Host Tucker Carlson for enabling his remarks by interviewing him on his show on Friday.
Kanye West: if you see yourself at war with Jewish people, then you are, by definition, Antisemitic.
Shame on you and your enablers like Tucker Carlson.
— Ritchie Torres (@RitchieTorres) October 9, 2022
After photos and videos surfaced of West on Monday wearing a hoodie with the words “White Lives Matter,” prominent Republicans like Candace Owens, former congressional candidate Lavern Spicer, and the GOP House Judiciary Committee came to his defense.
The American Jewish Committee chastised the rapper Saturday, calling into question an interview he did with Carlson on Friday in which he called into question the motives of Jared Kushner, son-in-law and former adviser to President Donald Trump.
BREAKING: Pro-Trump rapper Kanye West goes full antisemite and accuses P. Diddy of trying to “threaten or influence” him because “Jewish people” are pulling the strings and telling him what to do. RT IF YOU THINK THAT ALL MAGA FANS ARE BIGOTS!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) October 7, 2022
During the interview, West said Kushner, who is Jewish, brokered the Abraham Accords — declarations of peace between Israel and other countries in the Middle East — in order “to make money.”
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— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) October 9, 2022
West also shared screenshots of texts he purportedly sent to Sean “Diddy” Combs, where the rapper said he would use Combs “as an example to show the Jewish people who told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.”