KANYE WEST BOASTS OF 'KEEP[ING] A FEW JEWS ON THE STAFF' IN 'VULTURES 1' OPENER
Kanye West has leaned further into the controversy that put a stink on him two years ago when he made overtly antisemitic remarks.
On Friday (February 9), right around the time that Ye and Ty Dolla $ign were hosting their album listening party in New York City, Vultures 1 went live on streaming platforms. Just seconds into the tracklist, the Chicago native makes yet another comment about Jewish people that is bound to upset listeners.
On the opening track, "Stars," the 46-year-old rapper and producer spits: "I'ma come through and just black out/ Just black out/ Keep a few Jews on the staff now/ I cash out."
Listen to the track below:
Just last year, Kanye West apologized to the Jewish community for his history of antisemitic comments and association with Holocaust deniers such as Nick Fuentes.
In late December, the Yeezy boss took to his Instagram account to post an apology written in Hebrew, promising that he is "committed to making amends" with those he hurt and offended.
"I sincerely apologize to the Jewish community for any unintended outburst caused by my words or actions," the note translated in English. "It was not my intention to hurt or demean, and I deeply regret any pain I may have caused.
"I am committed to starting with myself and learning from this experience to ensure greater sensitivity and understanding more in the future. Your forgiveness is important to me, and I am committed to making amends and promoting unity."
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While some in the comments appreciated Kanye's olive branch toward the Jewish community, Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg continued to be critical of Ye.
"Should I not mention that typing this apology in Hebrew in and of itself is still sort of oddly anti Semitic?" he wrote.