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Kanye West suggests Jewish doctor may have wanted to kill him

The rapper said his mental health issues were ‘misdiagnosed’ by a Jewish doctor, and that he could have ended up like Michael Jackson and Prince

Kanye West, who has previously said he has bipolar disorder, told paparazzi on Friday night that his mental health issues were “misdiagnosed” by a Jewish doctor who “would have had me on medication.” 

West, whose legal name is now Ye, also seemed to suggest that a Jewish doctor might want to kill him. 

“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,” West said, referring to two legendary Black singers who both died because of  overdoses to prescription medicine. “Because I didn’t take the medication, I am able to speak to you guys clear of thought and transparently.”

The rapper then pulled out his phone to show the photographers what he said was a spreadsheet listing of high-level media executives who are Jewish. 

Watch the interaction below:

The unfounded accusations and conspiratorial talk is the latest development in three weeks of antisemitic tirades by West that have sparked international condemnation. Since he tweeted Oct. 9 that he would go “death con 3 on Jewish people,” number of corporations have severed ties with him, including his record label, Def Jam; the Creative Artists Agency, and the sneaker company Adidas

West showed up uninvited to Skechers headquarters in Southern California, where executives at the shoe brand escorted him off the campus. The episode became fodder for a parody Skechers commercial on “Saturday Night Live.”

This weekend, a mural of West in his hometown of Chicago was covered in black paint; only a silhouette of him remained visible. It was not immediately clear who changed the mural, but its original artist, Jason Peterson, shared a picture of it on Instagram with the caption, “We need better role models.”

And several antisemitic messages appeared throughout Jacksonville, Fla., over the weekend, including a sign declaring “End Jewish supremacy in America” on a highway overpass. At TIAA Bank Field where the Georgia-Florida college football game took place, “Kanye is right about the Jews” scrolled a cross a video screen.

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