Kanye West, now going by the name Ye, issued a formal apology in Hebrew to the Jewish community, expressing regret for an “unplanned” antisemitic incident earlier this month. The rapper posted the apology on his Instagram page in the early hours of Tuesday.
Ye (Kanye West) Apology!
“I sincerely apologize to the Jewish community for my unplanned outburst caused by my words or actions. It was not my intention to hurt or disrespect, and I deeply regret any pain I may have caused,” he conveyed in a statement written in Hebrew.
Ye affirmed his commitment to self-improvement, stating, “I am committed to starting with myself and learning from this experience to ensure greater sensitivity and understanding in the future.”
The 46-year-old artist concluded the post by emphasizing the importance of forgiveness and expressing his dedication to making amends and promoting unity.
This apology followed a controversial incident where videos circulated of Ye delivering an expletive-laden rant about Adolf Hitler, Jesus, and Donald Trump’s legal issues to an audience. During the outburst, he questioned Trump’s allegiance, referring to a mug shot and co-parenting challenges with ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
Ye’s recent actions add to a history of controversial behavior, including previous antisemitic remarks that led to the suspension of his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Additionally, he faced repercussions such as being dropped by notable companies like Adidas, Balenciaga, and the talent agency CAA.