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The singer Kanye West, also known as Ye, continues to generate controversy. This Thursday he praised Adolf Hitler during an interview with Alex Jones. He then posted a message on Twitter defending freedom of speech.
“I love the first amendment! Long live Ye! I pray to Jesus that Elon is for real,” West wrote on Twitter as video of the interview went viral on social media.
During the live-streamed conversation, Kanye West repeatedly referred to anti-Semitic stereotypes, made anti-Semitic jokes, and praised Hitler. “The Jewish media has made us feel like the Nazis and Hitler have never offered anything of value to the world. I see good things about Hitler, also,” the rapper said.
He added: “Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.”
Videos of the statements trended on social media platforms. On Twitter, videos of Ye praising Hitler quickly gained hundreds of thousands of views.
Following Kanye West’s statements, Twitter opted to suspend his account.
Kanye West faces days of controversy
A few days ago, West had been in the news after he walked out of an interview when asked about his anti-Semitic comments. The singer has been facing criticism for weeks for his rhetoric toward Jews.
Before leaving, West compared himself to Martin Luther King and claimed he is attacked by the media. “I find out I’m more MLK [Martin Luther King] because I’m getting hosed every day by the press, and financially, I’m standing there. And when I found out they tried to put me in jail,” he commented.