Kanye West Calls His Comment About Jewish People an "Ignorant Compliment"

Kanye West Calls His Comment About Jewish People an "Ignorant Compliment"Image via B96 / Danielle Clasing

Kanye West has recently gotten some attention for various controversial statements during his Yeezus Tour press run. One of his most glaring missteps came during an interview with Power 105.1's Breakfast Club. "Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people," Kanye said. "...We ain't Jewish. We don't got family that got money like that..."  The Anti-Defamation League released a statement about this quote shortly thereafter, accusing Kanye of "fueling classic anti-Semetic stereotypes."

In a recent interview with Stylz & Roman on B96 radio in Chicago, Kanye responded to the criticism. He said:

"I think that it was kind of like an ignorant compliment, I don’t know how being told that you have money is like an an insult. 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!’"

Later in the interview, Kanye responded to criticism he has received for comparing himself to soldiers and police officers. Kanye said that wanting to be a soldier is the highest compliment. “What I’m saying is I make a contribution to society and it should be respected as such.”

During this interview, Kanye also confirmed that his new collection with adidas will be coming out September 2014. Listen to the whole interview here.

[via B96]

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