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Kanye West has had a rough year, falling out of favor for his eccentric behavior and antisemitic remarks.
Despite his controversial comments and revelations that he admires Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, Ye saw three of his albums climb the charts.
Hitler and the Nazis
Last week, the controversial rapper joined conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ InfoWars program.
Kanye West admitted his admiration for Hitler and the Nazis, saying they had done good things in Germany.
“We’ve got to stop dissing the Nazis all the time,” said Ye.
“The Jewish media has made us feel like the Nazis and Hitler have never offered anything of value to the world.”
“I love Jewish people,” he added. “But I also love Nazis.”
For many, the rapper’s words were the final nails of his career after weeks (if not months) of antisemitic and problematic comments.
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While Kanye West’s support of Hitler and the Nazis came as a shock, it was even more surprising that people still listened to his music.
Graduation, one of his most influential albums, climbed several spots and secured No. 49 on Apple Music’s Top US Albums chart.
Meanwhile, it rose to 107 on the Billboard 200 from 110 last week.
Two more albums, The College Dropout and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, again entered the Billboard 200.
College Dropout is currently 178.
Meanwhile, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is a bit lower at 198.
Many believed Ye’s InfoWars comments would lessen Ye’s following, but there seems to be a small but vocal group of fans repeating his greatest hits.
While it may do wonders for Kanye West, there is a growing campaign to remove his music from streaming services.
The creator of the petition wrote a statement on Change.org saying:
“Our society has no place for people who spread that kind of hate to be making millions off of their work.”
“I hope that we can limit Kanye’s influence on society by eliminating his ability to make money off of people streaming his music.”
“His statements are virtually irredeemable,” the statement continued. “And the time has finally come for him to receive a major punishment.”
“We cannot let him continue to influence our youth and our society as a whole.”
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This week, Kanye West added fuel to the fire when he urged Jews to let go and forgive Hitler.
The comment was one of many reckless and antisemitic things he said during the interview.
It remains to be seen what will happen to his music if he continues his antisemitic statements.
Kanye West’s albums are jumping up the charts despite his recent Adolf Hitler comments