LeBron James And Producers Of ‘The Shop’ Will Not Air New Kanye West Interview Over “Hate Speech”

LeBron James And Producers Of 'The Shop' Will Not Air New Kanye West Interview Over "Hate Speech"

LeBron James And Producers Of ‘The Shop’ Will Not Air New Kanye West Interview Over “Hate Speech”.

Kanye West has been under fire these weeks, adding controversy after controversy to his name.

The popular hip-hop music mogul first lit the flame with his line of “White Lives Matter” shirts at Paris Fashion Week on October 3rd.

In the short time span since that occurred, he also managed to get locked out of both Instagram and Twitter for blatant antisemitic posts.

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Even Tucker Carlson and Fox News had to edit footage from his interview due to the outlandish and bizarre segments the channel didn’t consider fit to air.

Why ‘The Shop’ decided to not air the Kanye West interview

Kanye was set to make an appearance on the popular HBO Max show, ‘The Shop’ hosted by LeBron James. Both the NBA superstar and his producer Maverick Carter were worried about having the rapper on their show given what had transpired in the last week.

Sadly, their worries were apparently justified. In a public statement, Maverick Carter says they had reached out to Ye about their concerns:

“After talking to Kanye directly the day before we taped, I believed he was capable of a respectful discussion and he was ready to address all his recent comments. Unfortunately, he used The Shop to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes”.

‘The Shop’ says that “hate speech should not have an audience”.

Carter also did not apologize to West for not airing the interview, rather wasting the time of the production and recording staff on set.

“I take full responsibility for believing Kanye wanted a different conversation and apologize to our guests and crew. Hate speech should never have an audience.”

LeBron James did not show up to the taping in person, which could have been due to concerns over Kanye’s state of mind during the last week, in particular, MARCA reports.

According to people present on the set, Ye doubled down on his comments about Jewish people. Other guests on the episode that the public will never see were shoe designer Salehe Bembury, and recording artist Jeezy.

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