Kanye West’s controversial ‘Drink Champs’ Interview Removed From YouTube and Revolt
The latest Drink Champs video podcast interview with Kanye West has been formally removed following the rapper’s contentious remarks over George Floyd’s passing.
Both the podcast’s YouTube channel and the official website of its parent business, Revolt TV, no longer have access to the interview. It was deleted after Drink Champs presenter N.O.R.E. apologized and spoke with Pete Rosenberg of Hot97 about the situation.
N.O.R.E stated, “I’m in a relationship with Ye” (per Billboard). He would call me when he was experiencing many of the issues he was experiencing, and he would genuinely pay attention to me and follow my recommendations. I consequently thought I had control over the circumstance. I believed I could control the interview, and [I] learned early on that I didn’t.”
West Asserted That George Floyd’s Death Was Caused By The Narcotic Fentanyl Rather Than By Police Brutality In The Original Interview, From Which Clips Are Still Being Shared On Twitter.
If you watch the footage, you can see that [police officer Derek Chauvin’s] knee wasn’t even on Floyd’s neck in that position, according to West. According to a lawyer who represented the family yesterday, Floyd’s family is thinking about suing Ye due to these remarks.
In addition, the rapper asserted that after West’s relationship with JP Morgan Chase was severed, “the Jewish media blocked [him] out” and that the bank “treated [him] like shit.”
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The final two remarks are a result of West’s recent antisemitic outburst, which resulted in his social media ban. Jamie, Sarah Silverman Jamie Lee Curtis, and Diane Wilson responded to these comments, as did Bleachers‘ Jack Antonoff, West’s former collaborator John Legend, David Schwimmer, New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Kanye West’s ‘Drink Champs’ Interview Removed From Revolt & YouTube
Pete Davidson, the ex-boyfriend of West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian, was described by West as a “heroin junkie” who “was tattooing [West’s] kids’ names on him.” In the interview, he also expressed his denial of his antisemitism while asserting that “Jewish people have controlled the Black voice.”
After appearing at Paris Fashion Week wearing a “White Lives Matter” shirt and justifying his conduct in a Fox News interview, which in turn sparked additional controversy, the Drink Champs drama began.
Because of his offensive rhetoric, Revolt has chosen to cancel Kanye West’s Drink Champs interview. The full interview was taken off from Revolt and YouTube on Monday, October 17.
West repeated harsh talking points about Jews and George Floyd during the contentious discussion. Ye, age 45, said that Jews own the Black voice through “being signed to a record label, having a Jewish manager, or being signed to a Jewish basketball team.”
He also spewed falsehoods surrounding George Floyd’s murder, which led to Floyd’s family revealing they’re considering suing the YZY fashion designer for defamation.
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N.O.R.E, The Presenter Of Drink Champ, Has Also Taken Some Heat After The Rapper From Jesus Is King’s Music Video Was Released. The “Nothin'” Rapper Apologized For The Backlash On Hot 97, Claiming He Had No Control Over The Circumstance.
You people are giving me the platform, so the rationale was the same. Noreaga said, “I think you guys love me, you guys respect me, and you guys think that I should have a say.
“Ye and I are in a relationship. He would call me while he was going through many of problems he was going through, and he would genuinely pay attention to me and follow my counsel. Thus, I felt I could control the situation. I felt that I could control the interview and learned early on that I didn’t.”