Kanye West on Thursday declared his support for Nazi dictator Adolph Hitler during an appearance on Alex Jones’ InfoWars, The Daily Beast reports.
West, who is now known as Ye, covered his entire face behind a mask as he repeatedly praised Hitler and Nazis.
“You’re not Hitler,” Jones said, attempting to defend Ye. “You're not a Nazi.”
“Well, I see good things about Hitler,” Ye countered, adding, “Every human being has value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.”
Jones repeatedly tried to steer Ye away from outright Nazi support.
“They did good things too,” Ye insisted. “We’ve got to stop dissing the Nazis all the time.”
“I don't like Nazis,” Jones said at one point.
“I like Hitler,” Ye replied.
Banned on Twitter:
Ye was later suspended by Twitter on Thursday after posting an image of a swastika inside the Star of David.
Ye also posted an unflattering photo of Twitter CEO Elon Musk getting hosed down on a yacht, predicting it would be his final tweet.
“This is fine,” Musk wrote in response to the tweet. “This is not,” he wrote in response to the swastika image.
“He again violated our rule against incitement to violence,” Musk added. “Account will be suspended.”
Parler deal dead:
Ye earlier this year made headlines with his plan to buy Parler, a right-wing social network.
The company said after Ye’s rant on Thursday that the deal quietly fell apart last month.
“Parlement Technologies has confirmed that the company has mutually agreed with Ye to terminate the intent of sale of Parler,” a Parler spokeswoman said in a statement, adding that Parler would “continue to pursue future opportunities for growth and the evolution of the platform for our vibrant community.”