Updated: Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, is defending Kanye West after the Anti-Defamation League charged that some of the rap star’s latest remarks were examples of “classic anti-Semitism.”
West has been making media headlines for his remarks lately, but this time Farrakhan believes the Chicago native did nothing but tell the truth.
Toward the end of November, the “New Slaves” rapper insisted that it’s hard for President Obama to pass his policies because “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people” and people in the oil industries.
While the statement sent some people into a frenzy, Farrakhan says the public is having a hard time accepting the truth.
“You are telling Kanye West he should know better,” Farrakhan said on Saturday during a weekly nation of Islam address where he directed his comments to Abraham Foxman, the ADL national director. “He does know better, and that’s why he said what he said.”
Farrakhan even went on to say that Jews do indeed control the levers of government, although they aren’t “all-powerful.”
Farrakhan took apart Foxman’s allegations line by line and directly responded to his claims.
Foxman also encouraged Kanye to apologize for his comments, but Farrakhan says that the ADL national director is just trying to take advantage of “scared-to-death Negroes,” but that isn’t going to work on him.
“You know what, Mr. Foxman? I wish you and I could have a dialogue,” he said. “You wouldn’t put that small time stuff over on me that you put on scared-to-death Negroes that if they mention ‘Jew’ and you call them anti-Semitic, they start bowing to you and your pressure.”
He then went on to directly advise Kanye not to pay Foxman any attention and not to give in to his demands for an apology.
“Kanye West, don’t bow to the pressure to apologize to anybody,” he continued. “You said nothing wrong. ‘Who are you Farrakhan to say that he said nothing wrong?’ I am directly from the Christ and the Messiah, so what I tell you has more weight than anything that these enemies might want to say. You have nothing to apologize for and it is their fear of the truth and that’s why it gives me pleasure to defend my brother.”
It isn’t very often that any major public figure puts his head on the line to defend West, so it will certainly be interesting whether Kanye decides to thank Farrakhan for his defense.
Hear Farrakhan’s full defense of Kanye West below:
5 thoughts on “Minister Farrakhan Defends Kanye West Against Anti-Defamation League”
The three of us are from the same neighborhood, Jesse and Jr. too. As well as Kendrick Lamar's people and Michelle Obama. Irrespective of how anyone else feels, they'll be no renunciation of him by K Yeezy. If anything we're united against all else.
Mr Gordon you told the truth for the most part but your last sentence is a back-handed remark. He did not call Rihanna a swine and unless you quote in context what the Minister said concerning L. Ron Hubbard's movement then you should have kept that comment out of this article. Your words smack of an ideological motive that would seem to be for the purpose of creating hate and enmity of the youth towards Minister Farrakhan.
I appreciate you writing an article on the Response that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan gave on the Kanye West and ADL situation as it is always pleasing to see that his Lecture series entitled "The Time and What Must Be Done" is growing popular. But, I would like for you to make a correction in your statement about him calling Rihanna "filthy Swine". If you would listen again to his words, you will find that he did not call her a Filthy Swine. His comment was made to those who were not displeased with her exposing the sacredness of her body and her sexual movements in a public arena. I believe he made this comment so that those who viewed her performance could evaluate the condition of their own mind as no person who claims to be a civilized person should be pleased with any woman making sexual movements and exposing the sacredness of her body before Thousands of people. Now he did refer to Rihanna as his "Beautiful Sister". Now surly the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan would not call his own Sister a Filthy Swine. It is imperative that you make this correction because it is being Judged by many of Our people as Slander.
I don't think Mr. Farrakhan owe's anybody an apology especially Rihanna because they are puppet's and it's not nice for these beautiful women to allow themselves to be sex slaves or sluts or whatever you want to call it. If you see regular everyday women carrying on this way would it be okay for Mr. Farrakhan to call them a swine? No. I think people get to carried away with your opinion and run with it. It's all in how you receive a word or message from someone. I pray the world have more peace and people that would speak out and correct a situation out of love and respect for a brother or sister. Lori Atwood
This cult leader Farrakhan is leading Our people right over a very steep cliff. This is not the kind of leadership we need. We will not come up through the hatred of Jews, gays and white people. Aside from being a massive narcissist, he is a hateful racist and the NOI is one of the largest hate groups in the United States. He has manipulated Black Americans for too long – Don't believe the hype. PLEASE wake up!