Kanye West Apologizes For Hurting People With "Death Con" Tweet

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Another Ye interview is upon us and its stirring up even more controversy.

It has been a wild few weeks in pop culture. Kanye West is known for his rants and surprise social media takeovers when he's felt wronged, but his latest go-round has caused potential damage to his business partnerships. It seems that he has been attempting to quell some of those fires—flames that include comments about White Lives Matter advocacy, Black Lives Matter criticisms, and taking on the Jewish community.

He's doubled and even tripled down on several of his controversial takes, including tweeting that he would go "Death Con 3" on the Jewish community.

The backlash has been palpable as a great divide has been drawn. There are those who have stood by West's side and supported if not his comments, then his right to say them. In opposition, others believe that West should be condemned for his display, but in a new interview with Piers Morgan, Ye is apologizing for at least one remark—sort of.

“Hurt people hurt people – and I was hurt," he said. Morgan wanted to know if he regretted his "Death Con" tweet, and West answered, "Absolutely not." He was then asked if he was aware that his comments were racist.

“Yes, that’s why I said it," he stated. "I fought fire with fire. I’m not here to get hosed down.” As the interview progressed, West would have a change of heart.

“I will say, I’m sorry for the people that I hurt with the DEFCON… the confusion that I caused. I feel like I caused hurt and confusion and I’m sorry for the families that had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through."

Check out the clip below.

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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.