Kanye West alleges Jewish doctor might have wanted him dead
In the interaction, the rapper also showed paparazzi a spreadsheet of executives in which West claims the majority of them are Jewish.
Rapper Kanye West suggested that a "Jewish doctor" wanted him to take medication that could have killed him.
He made the comments in a conversation with paparazzi last week.
West, who now goes by "Ye," claimed that the doctor misdiagnosed him regarding his mental health issues. Ye has previously said that he has bipolar disorder.
"If I was on medication right now, then one pill could've been swapped out, and it would be Michael Jackson and Prince all over again," said West, referring to two musicians who died from overdoses.
"But because it didn't take the misdiagnosis, and I didn't take the medication, I'm able to speak to you guys clear and transparent," he continued.
He then shows the paparazzi a spreadsheet of media and entertainment companies on his phone, alleging that most of the names of the executives on the list are Jewish, furthering his rhetoric that Jewish people control the media and Hollywood.
Appearing to apologize for antisemitism
Earlier in the conversation with the paparazzi, Ye appeared to have apologized for his antisemitic remarks.
"I didn't realize I could be considered antisemitic until I read one of the definitions of antisemitism," the rapper said.
West read out one of the examples of the IHRA definition of antisemitism, noting that "making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions."
When asked if he regrets his prior statements, it was then that West showed the list of executives that are allegedly Jewish.
West on Kyrie Irving
The rapper also posted onto Instagram a photo of NBA star Kyrie Irving, with the caption: "There are some real ones still here."
Irving made headlines last week for a controversial social media post last week which promoted a book called Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America, which purports to demonstrate how black people are true Israelites and that their identity has been stolen.
The NBA condemned Irving’s controversial post.
Upon receiving criticism for the post, Irving then asked: “Did I do anything illegal? Did I hurt anybody?"
Samuel Halpern contributed to this report.