Kanye West has been swimming in hot water following his controversial comments on classism from his The Breakfast Club interview.
During his visionary stream of consciousness on Power 105.1′s award-winning morning show, Yeezus proclaimed: “black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people,” causing an outburst from the Jewish Anti-Defamation League. The ADL’s outraged National Director, Abraham H. Foxman asked for an apology from West, claiming his remarks are “offensive” and represents “classic anti-semitism” by reinforcing the cultural stereotype that wealthy Jewish citizens are “all-powerful and control the levers of power in government.”
Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam has stood up for Kanye West by firing back at the ADL. In addition, the leader has urged the transcendent artist to not apologize for voicing his influential opinion.
In Farrakhan’s own words: “You know what Mr. Foxman? I wish you and I could have a dialogue. You wouldn’t put that small time stuff over on me that you put on scared to death negroes, that if they mention Jew and you call them anti-semitic they start bowing to you and your pressure. Kanye West don’t bow to the pressure to apologize to anybody. You said nothing wrong.”
Watch the video above.—Christian Bonoan