In the latest episode of “Drink Champs,” hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN interviewed Kanye West, aka Ye. But just a day later, the episode was removed.
In an interview lasting over three and a half hours, Ye took the time to highlight some moments in his career, talked about his future plans and — as has become increasingly common — went on a rant.
“I support anybody not being censored. But I do not support anybody being hurt,” N.O.R.E. later told “The Breakfast Club” host Charlamagne tha God.
On the REVOLT YouTube platform, the “Gold Digger” rapper made hostile comments towards P. Diddy, Trevor Noah, Pete Davidson, Kim Kardashian and many media outlets — all while hurling antisemitic comments.
One of many comments caused a stir on social media — Ye claimed George Floyd’s true cause of death was fentanyl — a comment that resulted in the Floyd’s family filing a $250 million lawsuit against the rapper.
“I don’t watch my own interviews because I know I’m great. But when I watched this one, I cringed. And I felt terrible. So I have to say that I am sorry to anybody who was hurt by his rhetoric, anybody who was hurt by his speech. I want to apologize to the George Floyd family… I want to apologize to anyone who was hurt by someone saying something on my platform,” N.O.R.E. explained.
Ye also shot an episode of “The Shop: Uninterrupted,” hosted by LeBron James on HBOMax. But after the interview, executives decided to not air the episode due to Ye’s antisemitic rants.
West was recently banned from Instagram and Twitter and has announced plans to buy conservative social media platform Parler in ordr to exercise his freedom of speech.