Kanye West returned to Twitter this weekend and it took all of a few hours for the rapper to fire off a virulently antisemitic death threat in a tweet that would be flagged as a violation of the social media giant’s terms of service. The wildly offensive statement from Ye quickly drew rightful backlash from the Upper East Side’s favorite son, comedian and actor Michael Rapaport, who stepped in to drop a truth bomb on Kanye’s bullshit.
“Kooky Kanye West,” a fuming, yet composed Michael Rapaport begins in a video posted to social media Sunday morning.
“You’re working on the design for the new Yeezy Jewish space lasers? You’re on some Marjorie Taylor Greene, Charlottesville, ‘the Jews will not replace us’ [stuff],” Rapaport continued.
On Saturday, Kanye West took to Twitter for the first time in two years — after being restricted on Instagram because of antisemitic posts— even the company’s soon-to-be new owner, Elon Musk, hailed his return.
“Welcome back to Twitter, my friend!” the world’s richest man wrote Saturday morning.
Just over twelve hours later, Kanye Went off the rails.
“l’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” West wrote in a tweet that stayed up for some time before being replaced with an automated message saying it violated Twitter’s rules.
“You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda,” the unstable musician recently seen wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt added.
West’s spokesperson laster told Mediate the rapper’s Twitter account had been locked due to a violation of the company’s policies.
“Jews, we know about DEFCON 3, DEFCON– You’re not doing DEFCON anything with the Jews. We we know about that DEFCON 5, 6 million. We know all about that,” the I AM RAPAPORT podcaster continues in his video calling out West.
Michael Rapaport, who recently starred in the second season of Hulu’s ‘Only Murders in the Building,’ is a proud Jewish New Yorker and a native son of the Upper East Side— raised in the neighborhood he still calls home today. He spoke with the same palpable disgust that many others also felt after Mr. West’s sickening words.
“This is unacceptable, okay. You creep, you,” Rapaport adds.
A full day before Kayne West’s antisemitic death threat, the Anti Defamation League spoke out about the rapper’s recent actions, including wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt– which West told Tucker Carlson he thought was ‘funny.’
“The behavior exhibited this week by Kanye West is deeply troubling, dangerous, and antisemitic, period. There is no excuse for his propagating of white supremacist slogans and classic antisemitism about Jewish power, especially with the platform he has,” the ADL said.
“And you’re not going to be president,” Rapaport tells West, whose first tweet in two years was the year 2024 and a photo of a hat with the year 2024 written on the front— fueling speculation of another possible presidential run from Ye.
“I know you think you’re gonna manifest. You’re never— I’m going to be the one to tell you, to break the heart of your dream: You’re never going to be president.”