Kanye West reveals he 'likes Jewish people again' after watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street

Controversial rapper Kanye West says watching Jonah Hill's performance in 21 Jump Street "made me like Jewish people again".

Months after anti-Semitics comments saw him lose a string of endorsements, the 'Stronger' rapper took to Instagram to backtrack on the statements he'd made online and in interviews.

"Watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump street made me like Jewish people again," he said in his return to Instagram. "No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.

"No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew. Thank you Jonah Hill I love you [sic]," he said.

Hill, who is Jewish himself, stars in the 2012 action-comedy movie alongside Channing Tatum. In the film, the pair play cops Schmidt and Jenko who go undercover posing as students in order to bust a drug ring and find the source of a synthetic drug.

West spent much of the tail-end of 2022 voicing anti-Semitic tirades, telling Alex Jones, the host of far-right conspiracy show InfoWars, in December that he sees "good things about Hitler".

In the interview, the 45-year-old said every human-being brings value to the world.

"Well, I see good things about Hitler, also. Every human being has value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler."

The comments came as Jones tried to reassure the audience the 'Gold Digger' artist was not a bad person, despite him repeatedly being in hot water for offensive remarks.

Those tirades led brands like Adidas, Gap and Balenciaga to cut ties with the rapper.

West had taunted Adidas on a since-deleted podcast claiming he could voice whatever sentiments he liked and the company wouldn't drop him.

Apparel company Gap Inc also terminated its tie-up with West in September, taking immediate steps to remove Yeezy Gap products from its stores and shutting down YeezyGap.com.