Kanye West has apologised for “hurt and confusion” caused by his antisemitic comments last week.
The rapper made an appearance on Piers Morgan Uncensored, with the host asking whether he regretted threatening to go “DEFCON 3 on Jewish people.” West initially doubled down on his comments, replying: “No, absolutely not.”
Morgan then asked if he knew the comments were racist, to which Ye replied: “Yes, that’s why I said it… I fought fire with fire. I’m not here to get hosed down.”
Later in the show, though, Ye did offer some form of apology, saying: “I will say, I’m sorry for the people that I hurt with the DEFCON… the confusion that I caused. I feel like I caused hurt and confusion and I’m sorry for the families that had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through. Hurt people hurt people – and I was hurt.”
During an appearance on the Drink Champs podcast last week, Ye blamed “Jewish media” and “Jewish Zionists” for numerous alleged wrongdoings, claiming that “Jewish people have owned the Black voice” and that “the Jewish community, especially in the music industry… they’ll take us and milk us till we die”.
Ye also told Page Six earlier this week that he “doesn’t believe” in the term antisemitism.