Kanye West tries to justify antisemitism in Piers Morgan interview

Los Angeles, California - A preview of Kanye West's upcoming interview with Piers Morgan shows him doubling – or rather tripling – down on his antisemitic comments.

A preview of Kanye "Ye" West's upcoming interview with Piers Morgan has dropped where he doubled down on his racist comments.
A preview of Kanye "Ye" West's upcoming interview with Piers Morgan has dropped where he doubled down on his racist comments.  © ROB KIM / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Continuing his anti-Jewish tirade on Piers Morgan Uncensored, Ye admitted to knowing that his outrageous remarks were racists.

But that doesn't mean he's sorry for it.

In a clip from the upcoming chat, Morgan asks the 45-year-old artist if he regretted making antisemitic comments, to which Ye replied: "No, absolutely not."

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In fact, the rapper sees himself as entirely justified.

"I fought fire with fire. I'm not here to get hosed down," he says.

Kanye does add one caveat: "I will say, I’m sorry for the people that I hurt with the DEFCON."

"The confusion that I caused. I feel like I caused hurt and confusion and I’m sorry for the families that had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through."

"Hurt people hurt people," he insists, "and I was hurt."

Ye's appearance comes on the heels of the massive fallout from the bigotry he spewed on the podcast Drink Champs, plus other disrespectful tweets. It's all part of a streak that has seen him wear a T-shirt with a white supremacist message on it, slam the Black Lives Matter movement, and shockingly claim that George Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose.

That last outburst has opened him up to a $250-million lawsuit launched by Floyd's family.

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