Kanye West suspended from social media site Clubhouse over antisemitic Q&A
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Kanye West suspended from social media site Clubhouse over antisemitic Q&A

Kanye West has been suspended from yet another social media site after making further antisemitic comments. The rapper was banned from Clubhouse following a conversation with music manager Wack100.

While talking to Wack100, the managing director of rappers such as The Game and Blueface, West claimed that Jewish people are being “used by the Chinese” to control Black people, arguing that they are “just middlemen” in a grand conspiracy. The online Q&A was terminated after 56 minutes.

Clubhouse later confirmed the suspension in a statement published by The Wrap.“We took action to shut down a conversation yesterday because it violated our policies,” Clubhouse said. “We also suspended those who violated the policies. There’s absolutely no place for bullying, hate speech or abuse on our platform as explicitly stated in our Community Guidelines and Terms of Service.”

Kanye West’s fans were charged $20 for access to the Clubhouse Q&A, during which the rapper continued to attack Endeavour CEO Ari Emmanuel, the target of previous antisemitic comments by West. In October, West was once again suspended from Instagram after posting a graphic photo of lynching victim Emmett Till alongside antisemitic comments about Emmanuel.

Now, West has been banned from the social media site yet again after sharing a clip of his new song ‘Someday We’ll All Be Free’. The track samples the 1973 Donny Hathaway song of the same name, which has been adopted in the past as a civil rights anthem. He first performed the song as a freestyle acapella rap on Infowars, the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s talk show.

The track ends with a sample from West’s recent interview with Jones, in which he stated that he “liked” Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Jones can be heard asking, “Can we just kind of say, like, you like the uniforms, but that’s about it?” to which West responds, “No, there’s a lot of things that I love about Hitler”.