Kanye West raps in KKK hood, wears top with Nazi-like symbols ahead of album release

Kanye West has been accused of more anti-Semitic behaviour.
Kanye West has been accused of more anti-Semitic behaviour. Photo credit: Getty Images

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Kanye West is under fire for performing in a Ku Klux Klan hood and once again rapping about "f***ing a Jewish bitch" at a listening party for his upcoming album Vultures.

In video circulated on social media of the event in Miami, the 'Gold Digger' singer wears a black KKK hood.

His children North, Saint and Chicago were seen amongst the crowd and also onstage were Chris Brown, Kodak Black and Offset.

The artwork for the upcoming album Vultures features a painting by Caspar David Friedrich, a German landscape painter who was later championed by the Nazis. The album cover shows a vulture on what appears to be a shovel.

West has previously been criticised for numerous antisemitic and offensive comments and actions from as far back as October, 2022. He has faced growing consequences of his action, losing business deals with Gap and Adidas.

West's behaviour and appearance in Miami has already sparked a backlash with many urging a boycott of him and his new album which is believed to be releasing on Friday, December 15.

"Disgusting, vile and antisemitic," one commenter said on X about the video footage.

"I feel sorry for him. Dude is clearly suffering from a severe chemical imbalance of some sort," another wrote.

Last month when the first lyrics from the album were released, West came in for criticism with Jewish businesswoman Tanya Zuckerbrot writing on Instagram: "What's more sickening? The lyrics... or the fact that both Kanye West and @chrisbrownofficial find it hysterical?"

Earlier in November, Brown was seen in a clip from an event in Dubai, laughing as West rapped antisemitic lyrics.

West's latest comments come one year after his losing business partnerships and being struck off some radio playlists. 

In October 2022, NZME radio dropped West from its playlists following his initial antisemitic comments.