Kanye West Apology Blasted as ‘Inauthentic’ by Hot97’s Peter Rosenberg

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Kanye West’s recent apology for his antisemitic comments is blasted by Hot97’s Peter Rosenberg as ‘inauthentic.’

Radio and TV personality Peter Rosenberg criticized Kanye West’s recent apology for his antisemitic remarks, calling the apology “inauthentic” and agreeing with TMZ that ChatGPT was likely used to craft it. Additionally, Rosenberg posited that Ye only released an apology to clear a sample for Vultures, his forthcoming album with Ty Dolla $ign.

Ye’s apology was posted to his recently reactivated Instagram account early on Tuesday, December 26. The apology is written in Hebrew and promises that West is “committed to making amends” with the Jewish community.

“I thought, ‘I wonder what the sample is that Kanye needs to try and clear before Friday,’” said Peter Rosenberg upon hearing the apology.

“We all know Kanye is notoriously late with handling album stuff, and I just wonder whether there was something getting held up and someone said, ‘Hey, this sample does not get cleared if he does not issue an apology,’” Rosenberg continues. “And like (TMZ) said, he just goes on ChatGPT and boom, we get an ‘apology.’”

“No part of me believes this apology. I totally agree that the Hebrew part was so either intentionally or unintentionally offensive, as if American Jews can just read Hebrew without vowels,” quips Rosenberg.

“Like, bro. It’s just another offensive thing. One thing we know about Kanye — he’s many things. Inauthentic is not one of them. And that comment was so inauthentic that it lets you know it couldn’t actually be from him.”

“This whole Hitler fascination, this is now a years-long thing. We’re talking about multiple years now,” Rosenberg concludes. “Honestly, the sad thing is, I don’t think there’s an apology out there that could make people feel better and forget about this.”

Meanwhile, Ye’s apology received a response from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in which the activist organization admitted it isn’t sure how to take the apology, but that it welcomes this “initial act of contrition,” — but Kanye’s actions will ultimately speak louder than his words.

The rapper’s antisemitic tirade began in October 2022 when he claimed on Twitter he was going to go “Death Con 3 on Jewish people.” Companies, including Adidas, Gap, and Def Jam, were quick to sever ties with him. A couple months later, West appeared on Alex Jones’ Infowars, where he claimed he “saw good things about Hitler.”