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    “I Love Hitler, I Love Nazis”: When Kanye West Praised The Nazi Leader And Claimed ‘Slavery Was A Choice’

    Kanye West is rarely ever in the limelight for positive things. Recently, he strutted at the Paris Fashion Week introducing the new Yeezy collection. He stirred controversy by wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt. Many celebrities and common folks condemned this racially motivated fashion statement. Later, he also made hate-mongering comments about the Jews.

    For making such comments, his Twitter, as well as his Instagram account were banned. He had no qualms about making such comments when he appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show. Now, in a resurfaced claim, a TMZ employee, Van Lathan alleged that he made similar comments back in 2018.

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    “I’ve Heard Him Say That Stuff Before”: Van Lathan Accuses Kanye West Of Anti-Semitism 

    Kanye West and Van Lathan
    Kanye West and Van Lathan

    The year was 2018 and Kanye West gave the most triggering racial statement. In an interview with TMZ, the ‘Donda’ rapper said slavery “was a choice.” He said, “When you hear about slavery for 400 years…For 400 years? That sounds like a choice.” Ye claimed that it feels like “we’re mentally imprisoned.”

    It was not the only explosive statement he made in that interview. During the ‘Higher Learning’ podcast, Van Lathan, an ex-TMZ employee shared the moment that got edited from that interview. One of the co-hosts asked him about the recent anti-Semitism comments that he made on his social media.

    “I’ve heard him say that before”, Lathan told the co-host. Van recalled that nothing was different when the ‘College Dropout’ rapper came down for an interview with TMZ. He said, “But as far as him, I knew that that was in him because when came to TMZ, he said that stuff and they took it out of the interview.”

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    The Rapper Allegedly Declared His Love For Hitler And Nazis

    Kanye West
    Kanye West

    During the interview, Van recalled that when Ye made the slavery comment, he brought Holocaust as an example. However, Kanye did not have a pleasant response to it. The employee recalled responding to Kanye’s comment. Lathan said, ‘Hey Kanye, there’s real-life, real-world implication to everything that you just said there.’

    He recalled the conversation vaguely adding, “What I say after that — if I can remember, it’s been a long time — was, ’12 million people actually died because of Nazism and Hitler and all of that stuff,’ and then I move on to talk about what he said about slavery.”

    During this interview, when Van brought up the Holocaust, Kanye made another shocking claim that he allegedly remembers goes by, ” ‘I love Hitler, I love Nazis’ something to that effect.”

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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