Kanye West has been accused of saying that he “loved Hitler and Nazis” in 2018
Former TMZ employee and host of the podcast Higher Learning Van Lathan recently spoke out against Kanye West for antisemitic comments he allegedly made in an old interview. Van Lathan claims that in a now-deleted segment of Ye’s infamous TMZ outburst, Ye declared his love for Hitler and the Nazis and characterized slavery as a “choice.”
In reference to West’s recent statements that got him banned from Twitter and Instagram, Van Lathan added, “I’ve already heard him say that stuff before,” on an edition of his podcast.“I mean, I was taken aback because that type of anti-Semitic talk is disgusting.
But as far as him, I knew that that was in him because when came to TMZ, he said that stuff and they took it out of the interview.” “If you look at what I said at TMZ, it goes from me saying like, ‘Hey Kanye, there’s real-life, real-world implication to everything that you just said there.’ What I say after that—if I can remember, it’s been a long time—was, ’12 million people actually died because of Nazism and Hitler and all of that stuff,’ Van Lathan continued.
“The reason they took it out is because it wouldn’t have made sense unless they kept in Kanye saying he loved Hitler and the Nazis, which he said when he was at TMZ. He said something like, ‘I love Hitler, I love Nazis.’ Something to that effect.”