Kanye West Apologizes to Jewish Community Ahead of “Vultures” Album Release

BY JO Mensah December 29, 2023 11:15 PM EDT
Kanye West
Kanye West Photo source: @jesusisking, @jasonoppenheim

Renowned rapper and music producer, Kanye West has issued an apology to the Jewish

The apology comes ahead of the release of his much-anticipated album, “Vultures”,
which is a joint project with Ty Dolla Sign.

West, who now goes by the name ‘Ye’, took to Instagram to express his regrets over past
antisemitic remarks. The apology was written in Hebrew, a gesture that signifies his intent to
directly address the community he had offended.

The apology comes after a series of controversial statements made by West in 2022. These
included a tweet where he stated he was going “death con on Jewish people” and other
comments suggesting Jewish people control the entertainment industry and media.

These remarks led to widespread backlash, with several companies, including Adidas and Gap,
severing ties with the rapper.

The release of “Vultures” has been eagerly awaited by fans worldwide. The album, initially
scheduled for release on December 15, 2023, faced delays reportedly due to sample clearance
issues. It is now set to drop on January 12, 2024.

“Vultures” marks West’s first project since his controversial statements4. The album features
potential guest appearances from several artists, including Lil Baby, Charlie Wilson, Freddie
Gibbs, Offset, Quavo, Playboi Carti, Chris Brown, Future, India Love, Nicki Minaj, Bump J, Lil
Durk, Lil Wayne, Bad Bunny, Kodak Black, Young Thug, Leon Bridges, Kid Cudi, and West’s
daughter North West.