Kanye West has found a supporter in Minister Louis Farrakhan. During an interview with Power 105 earlier this month, ‘Ye was accused of anti-semitism after discussing black people’s connections versus those of Jewish people, addressing criticism of President Barack Obama’s difficulty in executing policies.
“Man, let me tell you something about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money. People want to say Obama can’t make these moves or he’s not executing. That’s because he ain’t got those connections…Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people. Black people don’t have the same connections as oil people,” Kanye said.
Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman then slammed the Yeezus rapper for his comments. “There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government. As a celebrity with a wide following, Kanye West should know better,” Foxman said. “We hope that he will take responsibility for his words, understand why they are so offensive, and apologize to those he has offended.”
Now, Farrakhan has defended Mr. West. “You are telling Kanye West he should know better. He does know better, and that’s why he said what he said,” Farrakhan said during his weekly Time and What Must Be Done Series. “Kanye West, don’t bow to the pressure to apologize to anybody. You said nothing wrong.”
Watch his full testimony above.