Invoice Maher revealed he recorded a podcast with Kanye West but has no programs to release it.
“We were listed here for two hours. By the way, we experienced an awesome, enjoyment time,” Maher, 68, reported on the Monday, February 5, episode of TMZ Investigates. “He’s a quite charming antisemite. And by the way, he’s not the only one particular in America who feels that way. It’s not like the Jews are universally loved besides for Kanye West.”
Maher additional he thought chatting with West, 46, would have been a “learning minute,” but following sitting down with the musician, Maher resolved he did not want to “contribute” to the predicament and in the end axed the podcast.
The comedian’s conclusion arrived forward of the launch of West’s forthcoming collaborative album with Ty Dolla $ign, Vultures, which is established to fall on February 9 immediately after multiple delays.
Vultures presently sparked controversy extensive right before its launch. In the title track, which premiered late final yr, West raps, “How I’m antisemitic? I just f–ked a Jewish bitch / I just f–ked Scooter [Braun]’s bitch.” Admirers have also pointed out that the album artwork functions a painting by Caspar David Friedrich, a Romantic-period German landscape painter who was favored by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.
West has earlier tackled his history of creating antisemetic opinions. In December 2023, the musician shared a concept by way of Instagram that was written completely in Hebrew. “I sincerely apologize to the Jewish community for any ‘unintended outburst’ caused by my words or steps,’” he famous, introducing that it “was not my intention to harm or demean, and I deeply regret any suffering I may possibly have brought about. I am dedicated to commencing with myself and finding out from this experience to make certain larger sensitivity and understanding in the upcoming.”
He ongoing, “Your forgiveness is essential to me and I am fully commited to generating amends and endorsing unity.”
Days just before issuing the apology, West claimed through a lengthy rant at a Las Vegas listening celebration that “Zionists” handle personal colleges and hospitals, shouting, “It’s 60 million of us in The usa, 60 million Jews in the environment.”
West earlier faced backlash in Oct 2022 just after declaring through X that he was going “death con 3 [sic] on JEWISH Men and women.” West later on appeared on Piers Morgan Uncensored to tackle the scandal, admitting to resulting in “hurt and confusion” and apologizing to “the people of the people that experienced absolutely nothing to do with the trauma that I had been via.”
Two months later, West said on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s Information Wars demonstrate that he saw “good items about Hitler” and claimed, “We gotta quit dissing the Nazis all the time.”