Rapper Kanye West told a Chicago radio station last week that he wants to take back the “ignorant compliment” he made about Jews last month during an interview on the New York City radio station WWPR-FM. West said, “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people,” claiming his words have been misunderstood.
“I thought that I was giving a compliment, but if anything, it came off more ignorant. When I said this comment about Jews having money and blacks not having money, I think that it was kind of like an ignorant compliment. I think it was an ignorant compliment,” West told the Chicago B96 radio station.
“I don’t know how being told you have money is like an insult… I thought by saying everybody had money that would be a compliment. It was an ignorant compliment. Maybe I would like to take that statement away,” he added.
(Jacob Kornbluh- YWN)