Kanye West apparently believes he didn’t become president because of “The Jews.” A new documentary, “The Trouble with KanYe,” explores the purported musical genius’s sinister obsession with antisemitic ideology and abuse.
Produced and aired by the BBC, the documentary is made by a fan of his music, Mobeen Azhar, who was curious about how deep Yeezy’s disdain for Jewish people goes. One person he interviewed for the film is tech entrepreneur Alex Klein, a Jewish man who worked with Kanye West on Donda 2.
During a disagreement, Ye said to Klein, “You’re exactly like the other Jews..” Klein allegedly asked him, “Do you really think Jews are working together to hold you back?” The former friend recalls Ye responding by saying, “Yes, yes I do.”
As AllHipHop previously reported, West lost friends like Klein and, of course, lucrative business deals like adidas because of his antisemitic outbursts. According to Klein, the College Dropout rapper continued his rant about the Jews and explained it was “not even a statement that I need to take back because look at all the energy around me right now. Without that statement, I wouldn’t become president.”
The filmmaker said comments like these were interesting to him, prompting him to want to explore “how he’s got to the point that he’s got to.”
Azhar says, “Like many people, I have watched his politics shift, and his views shift in recent years. And I’ve been kind of frustrated, angry, confused by a lot of the things that he’s put out there.”