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30th Oct 2022

Kanye West complains that he’s been ‘beaten to a pulp’ after losing $1 billion in deals

Tobi Akingbade

Ye is not happy

Kanye West claimed he has been ‘beaten to a pulp’ after he lost $1 billion in deals following his anti-Semitic comments.

West, 45, took to Instagram on Saturday to complain about his empire falling “while I’m still allowed on Mark Zuckerberg’s platform.”

The rapper –  who first revealed his bipolar disorder diagnosis in 2018 – demanded to “see the contracts,” referring to many lucrative deals that have fallen out recently due to his continued attack on the Jewish community.

“Let’s see the contracts. So we can, or better yet, will do better business,” he wrote. “I’ve been beaten to a pulp and there’s still no accountability.”

West was not sporting any visible injuries when he was seen Friday night, and the beating he referenced appears to be a metaphorical one.

In the caption of the post, he claimed ‘unknown powers’ are trying to “destroy my life off a tweet.” He claimed in a tweet earlier this year that he wanted to go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”

Earlier this week, West’s account was reinstated on Twitter, which new owner Elon Musk swore was done before his takeover and without his knowledge. West has not tweeted since October 9.

“So does this prove that my so called suspicion was true?” West wrote on Instagram. “Leading with love. This is #lovespeech.”

The rapper’s Instagram account was also restricted earlier this month for his anti-Semitic rants against Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, in which he claimed he was being controlled by Jewish people.

The rapper was banned from Twitter earlier this month after posting antisemitic statements, including a now-deleted tweet sent October 8. The ban was the start of a monumental plummet from super-stardom for the rapper, now known as Ye.

The move has led to many of West’s business partners to drop him.

On Tuesday, Adidas dropped its Yeezy contract with Ye, with “immediate effect” saying the company does not “tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech”. GAP also dropped the rapper, as did Apple Music, talent agency CAA and a bunch of other big companies.

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