pigeon_poop (pigeon_poop) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Kanye West Responds to Anti-Semitism Accusation, Calls Comments "An Ignorant Compliment"

Kanye West was recently subject to criticism from the Anti-Defamation League, who accused him of anti-Semitism after comments in a radio interview. In the interview, Kanye said "Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people." The Anti-Defamation League called it "classic anti-Semitism," adding "There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government."

Now, Kanye has responded to these accusations in conversation with Chicago radio station B96 (via Radio.com). He called the comment an "ignorant compliment" and said it was misconstrued. "I don’t know how being told that you have money is like an insult," Kanye said. "That would be like if somebody complimented black guys and said, ‘All black guys have big penises.’ You don’t want to be the black guy who raises his hand and says like, ‘That’s not true. I have proof!’"

In the interview, Kanye also mentioned that he is hoping to potentially record with Frank Ocean, the Weeknd, and James Blake. He's at work on his Adidas line for now, which will include shoes as well as men's and women's clothing. He told B96 that the items will be on sale in September 2014, and that Adidas will give him "stand-alone stores."

Tags: black celebrities, kanye west, music / musician (rap and hip-hop), race / racism

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