Friday, May 24, 2024

Kanye West Drops Antisemitic Single on iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Apple, Amazon — Will They Be Brave Enough to Ban It?


Kanye west has placed his single, “Vultures,” on all the streaming channels — and they approve of it, apparently.

The main offending couplet in “Vultures” reads: “How’m I antisemitic? I Just fucked a Jewish bitch/I just fucked Scooter’s bitch and we ran her like the Olympics”

Scooter is Scooter Braun, who briefly managed West, and is Jewish.

This is hateful and disgusting, but the streaming services are showing no editorial judgement — or integrity. You can download the single on iTunes, and play it everywhere else.

On YouTube there have already been more than 3 million views. On Spotify, “Vultures” has 35 million streams.

This means all those people are singing along to those lyrics. Imagine if the song referenced any other ethnic group, it would have been banned already. But these companies don’t care about bigotry or hate. They just care that Kanye has a hit.

West dropped another single, also. It’s called “Carnival” and the lyrics are too disgusting to reprint here.

All the lyrics can be found on, which reprints all this garbage without question. It’s owned by a guy named Tom Lehman, from Brooklyn.
The most offending rap starts at the 2 minute mark.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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