Several sources who once worked with Ye, formerly Kanye West, are alleging the artist has long been fascinated by Adolf Hitler.
CNN reports that four unnamed sources told the outlet that Ye even once suggested his self-titled 2018 album be named “Hitler.”
“He would praise Hitler by saying how incredible it was that he was able to accumulate so much power and would talk about all the great things he and the Nazi Party achieved for the German people,” one business executive who previously worked with Ye told CNN. That unnamed business executive also told the outlet he left his position and reached a settlement with Ye over workplace complaints, including harassment. When the two went their separate ways they apparently signed a confidentiality agreement in which the Yeezy creator denied the allegations against him.
The individual also stated that Ye’s inner circle was fully aware of his interest in Hitler and that he openly spoke about reading Hitler’s 1925 autobiographical manifesto.
The CNN report comes just off the heels of former TMZ employee Van Lathan Jr. claiming that Ye professed his love for Hilter in that now in-famous 2018 interview in which the artist said slavery “sounds like a choice.”
“I already heard him say that stuff before at TMZ,” Lathan said during a recent episode of the “Higher Learning” podcast. “I mean, I was taken aback because that type of antisemitic talk is disgusting. It’s like, I’m taken aback any time anyone does that, right? But as far as [West], I knew that that was in him because when he came to TMZ, he said that stuff and they took it out of the interview. … He said something like, ‘I love Hitler, I love Nazis.’ Something to that effect when he was there. And they took it out of the interview for whatever reason. It wasn’t my decision.”