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I feel like this is God humbling me – Kanye West comments on fallout from his antisemitic remarks

Kanye West is responding on those ideas as well as what he has said about George Floyd and Black Lives Matter following a week of financial consequences due to antisemitic remarks on social media and in interviews.

The rapper appears to address a mob of paparazzi and onlookers gathered outside a building as he exits in a rambling 16-minute video posted by WmgLab Records on YouTube Saturday. It appears to have been filmed at some point after Adidas broke its business partnership with West on Tuesday.

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West told the small group, “I think Adidas felt like they had the right to just take my designs since everyone was ganging up on me.

“I feel like this is God humbling me right now,” he continued. “Because there’s two things that are happening. A lot of times when I would say ‘I am the richest Black man,’ it would be a defense that I would use for the mental health conversation. …What’s happening right now is I’m being humbled.”

West went on to address backlash over his suggestion in a recent podcast interview that George Floyd’s death was caused by fentanyl use. “When the idea of Black Lives Matter came out, it made us come together as a people,” he said. “So, I said that, and I questioned the death of George Floyd, it hurt my people. It hurt Black people. So, I want to apologize to hurting them [sic] because right now God has shown me by what Adidas is doing, and by what the media is doing, I know how it feels to have a knee on my neck now.”

“So I thank you, God for humbling me and letting me know how it really felt. Because how could the richest Black man ever be humbled other than to be made to not be a billionaire in front of everyone off of a comment,” the rapper stated. West also discussed his “exhaustion” caused by the reaction to him wearing a MAGA hat that was “misdiagnosed” as a mental health disorder and his refusal to take medication. He stated that the medication would make him “one pill” away from Michael Jackson or Prince.

“At a time like this, if I was on medication right now, then one pill could have been swapped out, and it would have been Michael Jackson or Prince all over again,” West said. He also compared himself to Emmett Till, who was brutally lynched in 1955 at age 14, and said at times he has felt like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I just don’t worry. Period,” West responded when someone in the audience enquired as to whether he was concerned that he had tarnished his reputation. “God is real,”

In placards held up in Jacksonville, Florida last weekend and Los Angeles last weekend, anti-Semitic protesters referred to West. Although West appeared to be attempting to disassociate himself from any “hate group” in the video, he made no apologies for his antisemitic remarks.

As he concluded his remarks with a prayer, West declared, “I have no association to any hate group.” “I demand that everyone walk in love, so if any hate is directed at any Jewish person, it is not associated” (pointing to himself).

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