Kanye West continues to cause controversy everywhere he goes, walking out of another interview after disliking his host’s line of questioning, but not before comparing himself to MLK.
The G.O.O.D. Music founder was a guest on the right-wing Timcast IRL podcast on Monday night (Nov. 28), accompanied by white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and alt-right political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.
Kanye West Says He’s More MLK Than Malcolm X
During the calamitous interview, after claiming “God is using me,” stripping him of his riches to better “serve” him, Kanye West compares himself to Martin Luther King Jr.
“I thought I was Malcolm X but I find out I’m more MLK,” Ye stated. “Because as I’m getting hosed down every day by the press and financially, I’m just standing there. And when I found out that they tried to put me in jail, it was like a dog was biting my arm, and I almost shed a tear. Almost. But I still walked in stride through it.”
Pool appeared to agree, replying, “I think they’ve been extremely unfair to you,” but Kanye pushed back. “Who is ‘they,’ though?” he questioned. “We can’t say who ‘they’ is, can we?”
When Pool clarified that he was referring to the corporate press and not to whom Kanye and his cronies refer to as “they,” alluding to antisemitic rhetoric, Fuentes interjected with, “but it is ‘them’ though, isn’t it.”
However, as Pool attempted to explain, Kanye West stood up and walked off, quickly followed by Fuentes and Yiannopoulos.
Ye Warns He Will Walk Out
Earlier in the interview, Ye promised he would storm out if he was forced to deny “Jewish people” are responsible for his woes.
“To come in here, I feel like it’s a setup to be like, defending. I’m not gonna go through another, like I’m literally gonna walk the F off the show,” he warned. “If I’m sitting up here having to, you know, talk about, ‘You can’t say it was Jewish people that did it.’ When every sensible person knows that.”
Check out the clip below and the interview at the end of the page.
The interview comes in the wake of Kanye West announcing his intention to run for president in 2024 and his chaotic meeting with Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago. Ye turned up unannounced with Fuentes and Yiannopoulos in tow. He claims the former President “started basically screaming at me” after asking Trump to be his running mate.
Ye brought up Trump during his chat with Tim Pool, stating, “I would’ve never wanted to do anything that hurt Trump. I’m on Trump’s side. Trump said things that hurt me. He lied about me, but I mean, he’s known for lying. And when people used to tell me that he’s a liar, it’s like, you know I went into the trenches for Trump. There was no one else in my position that wore that hat.”