Rapper and designer Ye—who recently announced a 2024 presidential bid on the Republican ticket—stormed out of an interview with far-right YouTuber Tim Pool after receiving slight pushback against his antisemitism.
Ye appeared on Pool's show Timcast with far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos and White nationalist Nick Fuentes, who along with Ye made headlines for a highly controversial meeting with former Republican President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate and resort club that prompted widespread criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike.
At one point, Pool suggested the mainstream media was "unfair" to Ye amid a series of high-profile scandals related to his antisemitism. However, Pool refused to outright condemn Jewish people when Ye claimed they actively control the media.
Ye implied Jewish people wielded undue influence during the administrations of Trump and his predecessor, Democratic President Barack Obama, pointing to Trump's son-in-law and ex-senior adviser Jared Kushner and Obama's former Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel as evidence of a perceived Jewish plot.
You can watch the moment Ye stormed out below.
Ye decided he was going to set the record straight on what he called the "antisemitism claim," saying:
"I just gotta go right to the heart of this antisemitism claim that is happening, this is something if you read the definition it says you can't claim that there's multiple people inside of banks or media that are all Jewish or you're antisemitic, and that's the truth."
"I've been labeled antisemite. There's different beliefs about our bloodlines, like the documentary that Kyrie [Irving] posted, and in general, America has been left ignorant and history has been changed."
"So when we start questioning things, that question the indoctrination, then you immediately get...demonized, demonetized. And what's so beautiful about this time is everyone got to see what's really been happening, and now we can really understand."
"We can see that Rahm Emanuel was right next to Obama and then Jared Kushner was right next to Trump."
Ye proceeded to make several rambling statements mentioning his financial troubles after losing valuable business endorsements in response to his personal choices.
He then threatened to "walk the F off" Pool's show if he received pushback against his claim Jewish people are responsible for his financial woes.
"Coming here, I feel like it's a setup to be like defending, I'm going to walk the F off the show if I'm sitting up here having to talk about 'you can't say it was Jewish people that did it' when every sensible person knows that."
After Ye followed through on his threat—ignoring Pool's attempts to interject—Pool and his guests criticized him for his antisemitic commentary.
Longtime Timcast guest Luke Rudkowski said Ye's "mass generalizations" are ultimately unhelpful.
"These are mass generalizations that don't really help anyone in my perspective, they just kind of sound like their opposition, they sound [like] what they're going against, the woke mob that's always saying, 'White men, White men are responsible for everything.'"
"When I see people use generalizations it kind of cheapens the conversation, it cheapens a dialogue that we could have here."
That Ye's public outburst occured on Pool's show is striking because the two men—and their guests—are largely cut from the same cloth.
Pool in particular has been cited as a political "reactionary" by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which classifies hate groups and other extremist organizations. He has openly also pledged support for former President Trump, endorsing his "Big Lie" the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
Pool is also virulently anti-LGBTQ+ and last week suggested a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado was justified because "pedophiles" were present, a lie that contributes to the ongoing "groomer" hysteria accusing LGBTQ+ people of building relationships, trust and emotional connections with children so they can manipulate, exploit and abuse them.
The clip of the moment Ye walked out soon went viral.
It exposed Ye to more criticism about his antisemitic views.
Ye received backlash after White Lives Matter shirts—including ones worn by Ye and Candace Owens—were unveiled during his YZY Paris Fashion Week show. As a result, Ye went on several misogynoir and antisemitic rants and was accused of anti-Blackness by community activists.
Instagram locked Ye out of his account after he posted an antisemitic conspiracy theory in screenshots of text messages with Sean "Diddy" Combs.
In response, Ye returned to Twitter after a long hiatus to accuse Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg of personally locking him out of his account after Instagram announced it locked him out for posts that violated its policies. Ye also tweeted he'd go "death con 3 ON JEWISH PEOPLE," prompting media attention and further accusations of antisemitism.
He returned to Instagram late last month, shortly after he was escorted out of the Sketchers headquarters to announce he'd lost $2 billion in one day.
Undeterred, Ye continued to make headlines for sharing antisemitic content, including support for professional basketball player Kyrie Irving who was suspended by the NBA's Brooklyn Nets for sharing a link to an Amazon listing for an antisemitic film that includes denials the Holocaust occurred in addition to other antisemitic conspiracy theories.
Unlike Ye, Irving apologized and stated he was previously unaware of the antisemitism in the film.