Kanye West interview outtakes abound with conspiracy theories

Unaired portions follow series of anti-Semitic social media posts from rapper

Kanye West aired a string of conspiracy theories during an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson. AP
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Kanye West, in unaired parts of an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, floated a series of conspiracy theories touching on anti-Semitic tropes, claimed that he has been vaccinated against Covid-19 and suggested that “fake children” were planted outside his house.

The clips were edited out of a two-part Fox News interview broadcast, but published on Tuesday by Motherboard.

They were released days after West's Twitter and Instagram accounts were locked over anti-Semitic posts.

The Anti-Defamation League condemned West's posts as “deeply troubling, dangerous, and antisemitic [sic]”.

“There is no excuse for his propagating of white supremacist slogans and classic anti-Semitism about Jewish power, especially with the platform he has,” the ADL said.

In another unaired clip, West went on a digression when discussing black people judging each other.

West later asked for that segment to be edited out of the final cut.

And then he complained that his children go to a school that celebrates Kwanzaa.

Carlson's programme also did not include an exchange in which West said “fake children” were planted at his house to manipulate his own children, Motherboard reported.

He also claimed one of his children was “kidnapped” on their birthday so that West was not able to see her.

Updated: October 13, 2022, 9:37 AM
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