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Kanye West Threatening to Release New Album Despite His Outspoken Antisemitism: Read the Room

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Kanye West is shopping a new album to distributors. He’s made it with rapper Ty Dollar $ign.

Kanye cannot read the room, as they say. He’s an unrepentant antisemite who’s made so many anti-Jewish comments that he lost his businesses with Adidas and Balenciaga.

Billboard says all the major labels, including West’s previous business partner Universal Music, have declined this opportunity. West would have to self-distribute through a company like DistroKid, but why would they take on that kind of bad press? He’s also a pariah on social media.

Considering the current world situation, a new record from a publicly proud antisemite wouldn’t seem like a smart business move. The record can’t be promoted on TV or radio — no show will take it. West is finished as an ‘artist,” frankly. Anyone who gives him an advance is not playing with a full deck,

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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