In a recent interview with CNN, several sources close to the rapper formerly known as Kanye West told the news outlet that West has a long history of obsessing and admiring Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler. In fact, West created a hostile working environment because of his ‘obsession’ and once wanted to name an album after Hitler.
“He would praise Hitler by saying how incredible it was that he was able to accumulate so much power and would talk about all the great things he and the Nazi Party achieved for the German people,” the individual told CNN.
The executive left his position and reached a settlement with West and some of his companies over workplace complaints, including harassment, which CNN has reviewed. The former executive asked not to be named due to a confidentiality agreement and fear of retribution by West. According to the agreement, West denied the executive’s allegations.
The unnamed, former employee said that everyone in West’s orbit knew about his twisted obsession with Hitler and that he wanted to name is 2018 album, “Hitler,” but instead, chose “Ye.”
“The revelation of West’s alleged history of admiring Hitler comes amid a wave of inflammatory actions by West that began earlier this month. He wore a “White Lives Matter” shirt during his Yeezy fashion show in Paris on Oct. 3 and dressed several Black models in clothing with the phrase, deemed a hate slogan by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). He then posted a private text conversation on Instagram between himself and Sean “Diddy” Combs in which he claimed Combs was “controlled by Jewish people.” He followed that with a tweet in which he said he would go “death con 3 on Jewish people,” resulting in Twitter locking his account. (Waiting for Musk to reverse that decision).