After taping an episode of The Shop with Kanye West, LeBron James and his co-producers have determined that the interview cannot be showed to the public. According to SpringHill Company CEO Maverick Carter, West used “hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes” during the interview.
Carter spoke to Andscape, saying he took full responsibility for welcoming West, despite the rapper recently facing backlash for wearing a “White Lives Matter” shirt and making controversial comments about Jewish people.
“Yesterday we taped an episode of The Shop with Kanye West,” Carter told Andscape. “Kanye was booked weeks ago and, after talking to Kanye directly the day before we taped, I believed he was capable of a respectful discussion and he was ready to address all his recent comments. Unfortunately, he used The Shop to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes.”
West faced backlash when he wore a “White Lives Matter” shirt during his recent runway show at Paris Fashion Week. As Blavity previously reported, the 45-year-old was also locked out of Twitter over the weekend after he posted a hateful message against Jewish people.
“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” West tweeted. “The funny thing is I actually can’t be Antisemitic because Black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”
Recently, West posted to Instagram screenshots of text messages he sent to Sean “Diddy” Combs, who criticized him for wearing the “All Lives Matter” shirt.
“This ain’t a game. Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me,” West wrote in a text to Diddy. “I told you this was war. Now gone get you some business.”