web analytics
May 27, 2015 / 9 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Kanye West Wants to Take Back ‘Ignorant Compliment’ about Jews

By: JTA

Rapper Kanye West told a Chicago radio station that he wants to take back the “ignorant compliment” he made about Jews  last month during an interview on the New York City radio station WWPR-FM. West said, “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people.”

In an interview last week with the Chicago radio station B96, West said, “I thought that I was giving a compliment, but it came off more ignorant. When I said this comment about Jews having money and blacks not having money, I think it was, like, a ‘ignorant compliment.’ ”

He added, “I don’t know how being told that you have money is, like, an insult.”

The original comments had raised the ire of the Anti-Defamation League, while Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan defended West and said he should not apologize.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

9 Responses to “Kanye West Wants to Take Back ‘Ignorant Compliment’ about Jews”

  1. Quetta Bird says:

    that’s because he’s illuminati… or he believes himself to be…
    what he may not know
    he’s just a pawn

  2. he doesn’t know any better

  3. Joseph Sanchez says:

    He has made it plain and clear and he has stated many times that he has sold his soul to Satan in return for fame and fortune. He will never ever desire to be, just a common man! So does that mean that we should sympathize with the Devil??? Just as GOD will give you the desires of your heart, Satan too will woo you with many worldly and carnal desires!!! But at a costly price that many given the chance, are "willingly" ready to take! But the truth of the matter is, many of GODs people have inadvertently taken this coarse of action and LOVE IT!!! They too desire not to be just a common man!!!

  4. Joseph Sanchez says:

    Do not be fooled for he, the enemy, has a agenda!

  5. Joseph Sanchez says:

    He will always follow money before manners!

  6. I think it shows some class to offer an apology, and to admit that you were "ignorant". In African American culture, "ignorant" is a huge insult, so he was really lowering his pride to use that term.

    It also makes sense, coming from his background and culture, to think that having a lot of money is a big compliment. Of course, we would much rather be complimented for our middos, but not everyone looks at things the same way. If your life has always been about chasing money, and seeing that as your ticket out of a miserable life, then of course he's going to think it's a great thing.

    I'm wiling to write this off as a "learning experience" for Mr. West, and move on. (If it happens again, he won't be getting a pass from me, though!)

  7. Maurice Libner says:

    be a "simple man"; listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd

  8. Cris Biedler says:

    Thanks, for the apology, never thought I would ever see the day that Kanye would actually do such a thing…

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Former Prisoner of Zion Natan Sharansky serves today as the Jewish Agency for Israel's Chairman of the Executive.
Jewish Agency’s Natan Sharansky Speaks Up for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
Latest News Stories
Former Prisoner of Zion Natan Sharansky serves today as the Jewish Agency for Israel's Chairman of the Executive.

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky expresses his firm support for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin.

Elephants in the Water

With temperatures soaring, everyone is getting in the water…

Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile systems deployed in a military exercise.

Russia closed its deal Monday to deliver the powerful S-300 missile defense system to Iran… eventually.

Flash flooding in Israel. (illustrative only)

Flash floods and more rain in Texas means a rising death toll and desperate people searching in kayaks.

Perhaps surprisingly, the Netanyahu government voted Wednesday to form a new ministerial committee on Arab affairs.

Shurat HaDin calls for expulsion of PA soccer chief Rajoub for inciting terror – hours before Swiss arrests of FIFA officials for various charges of corruption.

Rabbi Riskin believes the Rabbinate must be prepared to accept Halachic decisions that aren’t Ultra-Orthodox.

The case also called for banning the sale of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo and the Liberation newspaper in Egypt over “blasphemy against Prophet Mohamed.”

Saed Erekat: Israel first must agree to all of our terms before we negotiate.

The temperature is expected to reach extreme levels today, drink water.

“In the chaos of the conflict… Hamas…granted its security forces free rein to carry out horrific abuse, amounting to war crimes.”

The Israeli Air Force responded to a rocket attack from Gaza by striking terrorist sites within the Strip.

Information on more than 100,000 US taxpayers was stolen by hackers who breached the IRS.

Hamas terrorist leaders are hiding again as Israel considers a response to Tuesday’s rocket attack.

“In the chaos of the conflict… Hamas…granted its security forces free rein to carry out horrific abuse, amounting to war crimes.”

Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin plans appeal to Supreme Court over fight to stay in his position; city’s mayor also vows support.

More Articles from JTA

More than 20 cars and buildings in a Jewish community in north London were vandalized with swastikas. The Nazi symbol was drawn on approximately 27 cars in the Osbaldeston Road area of Stoke Newington on Sunday night, The Daily Mail reported. An unnamed 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the vandalism Tuesday. The neighborhood […]

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on the Jewish community to attend the funeral of an assassinated New York police officer. “The brave men and women of the NYPD risk their lives every day to protect us. We value them and stand with them,” Hikind, a Democrat who represents Brooklyn, said in a statement […]

“Move Jew” scrawled on a Philadelphia home and slurs written on a synagogue and 10 garages in Chicago.

The Nazis nearly destroyed the 17th synagogue.

Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.

Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son. She described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family. He was adopted as a godson under a […]

A fundraising campaign started quietly by two first graders two years ago to help find a cure for a rare genetic disease just passed the $1 million mark.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/kanye-west-wants-to-take-back-ignorant-compliment-about-jews/2013/12/23/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: