Kanye West’s recent appearance on LeBron James’ ‘The Shop” will not be airing anytime soon.
According to a report from Andscape, West’s appearance was scrapped after he went on the platform to make anti-semitic remarks.
BREAKING @makespringhill has decided not to air an episode of The Shop they shot w/ Kanye West yesterday.
In an exclusive, @mavcarter told @JustinTinsle Ye "used The Shop to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes."
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) October 12, 2022
Sources close to the production say West doubled down on his recent anti-Semitic remarks during the episode. Other guests included shoe designer Salehe Bembury and Jeezy, whom West collaborated with on 2008’s Grammy-nominated record “Put On.” LeBron James was not present at the taping.
LeBron did not make an appearance in the episode and has not commented on the issue, but Spring Hill CEO Maverick Carter did release a statement to Andscape.
“Yesterday we taped an episode of The Shop with Kanye West. Kanye was booked weeks ago and, 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.
We have made the decision not to air this episode or any of Kanye’s remarks. While The Shop embraces thoughtful discourse and differing opinions, we have zero tolerance for hate speech of any kind and will never allow our channels to be used to promote hate.
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.”
West was recently temporarily banned from Twitter when he threatened to go “death con 3 on Jewish people.”
“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” West tweeted recently. “The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”