Kanye West said that every person, including Hitler, has something of value they can bring to the table.
The rapper appeared on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ InfoWars Livestream on Thursday and praised Hitler during the conversation.
In response to Jones telling West that he did not deserve to be called a Nazi, Ye replied that he loved everyone, including Hitler.
“Well, I see good things about him,” he said. “I love everyone. The Jewish people are not going to tell me, ‘you can love us and or you can love what we’re doing to your contracts, but this guy (Hitler) that invented highways and invented the very microphone that I use as a musician – you cannot say out loud that he ever did anything good.’ I’m done with that. I’m done with the classifications. Every human being has something of value that they bring to the table, especially Hitler.”
West, whose face was hidden behind a black mask, later compared himself to Jews in the Holocaust, saying, “there are Jewish people basically hiding me under their floorboards right now. It’s like a reverse version of the Holocaust.”
Jones repeatedly tried to steer Ye away from supporting Hitler, but the rapper insisted on complimenting the man behind the mass genocide.
“They did good things, too,” Ye said. “We’ve got to stop dissing the Nazis all the time.”
Ye’s appearance featured plenty of antisemitic remarks and attacks on Jewish people, with Jones claiming there is a “Jewish mafia” and that Jewish people control Hollywood.
Later in the show, West pulled a net on a stick and a bottle of Yoohoo and said that together, they made up Netanyahu, pretending they were incoming prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“I’m the head of the Mossad,” he pretended that the Netanyahu stick was saying. “I’m going to kill you and take your children away from you. We control the history books, and we control the banks, and we always kill people.”
Ye appeared on InfoWars alongside his campaign aide Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist leader who participated in the 2017 Charlottesville rally. Ye repeatedly prompted Fuentes to launch antisemitic attacks, asking the avowed white supremacist whether Jews support pedophilia.
Former President Trump provoked criticism last week for dining at his Mar-a-Lago resort with Fuentes, who joined Ye’s entourage at the meal.
Jones seemed caught off-guard by the insult of Ye’s antisemitic remarks, questioning whether Ye was even behind the mask. “I don’t like Nazis,” Jones said. “I like Hitler,” Ye replied.