Kanye West Episode of LeBron James’ ‘The Shop’ Killed Due to “Hate Speech”

Jaelani Turner-Williams Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with…
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SpringHill Company has pulled a The Shop episode with Ye, while controversial footage of him was also axed from Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Kanye West and his “free thought” sentiments are getting pulled from television. On Tuesday (October 11), LeBron James and Maverick Carter-owned media company SpringHill Company announced that a new episode of The Shop featuring the Donda 2 rapper-producer will not be aired.

“Yesterday we taped an episode of The Shop with Kanye West,” a statement from Carter read. “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.”

While his appearance on The Shop was pulled, last week, Ye took part in a two-part interview with Fox News correspondent Tucker Carlson. Viewers saw the Yeezy founder discuss his ‘White Lives Matter’ rhetoric, but VICE has released unaired footage of the artist formerly known as Kanye West using antisemitic remarks, and claiming that “fake children” were placed in his house to manipulate his biological children.

In the interview, the Grammy-winning artist alleged that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger created the nonprofit organization with the Ku Klux Klan to “control the population.”

“When I say Jew, I mean the 12 lost tribes of Judah, the blood of Christ, who the people known as the race Black really are,” Ye added. “This is who our people are. The blood of Christ. This, as a Christian, is my belief.”

The footage comes just days after Ye’s Instagram account was deactivated and Twitter banned him from the platform for an anti-semitic tweet.

“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” he tweeted. “The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”

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