Kanye West's remarks about Hitler and Nazism were cut out of the TMZ interview
Kanye West is still catching heat for his anti-semitic tweet. According to former TMZ journalist Van Lathan, Ye blatantly said he adores Adolf Hitler and Nazism during a TMZ interview in 2018, but that part was edited out. This was around the time he made his “slavery was a choice” comments.
“I've already heard him say that stuff before,” Van Lathan recalled on his Higher Learning podcast on Tuesday (October 11). “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,' and then I move on to talk about what he said about slavery.”
He added, “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.”