Chris Brown and Kanye West Cause An Uproar As Video Of The Pair Dancing To ‘Antisemitic’ Song Surfaces
Kanye West and Chris Brown are in hot water after the pair were seen dancing to a new track some are calling "antisemitic."
The artist formerly known as Kanye West and R&B singer Chris Brown are once again making headlines. The two musicians were seen in a video celebrating the release of West’s collaboration album with Ty Dolla $ign by dancing along to a song some people feel is an “antisemitic song,” Page Six reports.
Kanye West, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla Sign, Bump J, Vory, Cyhi The Prynce and more listening to Ye’s song "Vultures" at his party in Dubai. pic.twitter.com/Itl7wF0Uxt— XXL Magazine (@XXL) November 24, 2023
The track in question titled “Vultures” includes a line rapped by West in which he says, “How I’m antisemitic? I just f–ked a Jewish bitch.” The lyrics, which reference the controversial rapper’s comments that resulted in a severed relationship with Adidas and Gap, amongst other losses, caused a stir on social media, with people condemning both artists.
“Why are we surprised that a women abuser and a man with severe untreated mental health condition would produce such a vile clip?” one X user asked. “Well I guess at least Kanye’s new song isn’t about Hitler. That’s good right? Right?” commented another.
West has been spending his time away from the spotlight working on music in the Saudi Arabian desert with his new wife, Bianca Censori, by his side. In recent years, the “Jesus Walks” rapper has come under scrutiny for his remarks on everything from slavery to the Black Lives Matter movement; however, his antisemitism has drawn the most ire from both his fans and his critics.
During West’s 2020 presidential race, music artists like John Legend openly denounced West and drew back their support for him.
“I don’t know what will happen in the future, but he was very upset with me that I didn’t support him and I supported Joe Biden. It’s up to him whether he can get past that,” Legend said, according to The New Yorker.
As for Brown, he’s remained a polarizing figure for many since his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend and popstar Rihanna. While some find his history of abuse inexcusable, he’s enjoyed great success and continues to be an artist that others collaborate with musically.