Ice Cube says that Kanye West is in a "good space" at the moment, following his fall from grace in 2022. The N.W.A. rapper discussed his relationship with Ye during an appearance on Piers Morgan Uncensored that aired on Monday night. West infamously tarnished his public reputation after going on numerous antisemitic tirades among other controversial behavior, last year.
“I believe he’s doing great,” Cube said when asked about Ye, while adding that he's “in a good space." “I think he’s learned a lot from this past year, and hopefully he’ll come out better on the other side,” Cube added.
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“I felt that if he was really upset with specific people that the message he was saying would kind of hijack what he’s really upset about,” Cube further said. “That’s kind of what happened. You just can’t generalize, you have to be specific especially if you’re taking about anybody or any race.”
As for West's controversial behavior, he famously threatened to go “death con 3” on Jewish people in a tweet that eventually led to Elon Musk banning him from the platform. Matters between Cube and Ye got particularly bad after West's Drink Champs appearance. On the show, he credited Cube for having “really influenced” him to “get on this antisemite vibe.”
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Cube fired back on Twitter after the podcast aired: “I hate that my name was dragged into this Drunk Champs bullshit. I don’t know what Ye meant by his statements. You’re gonna have to ask him. I didn’t put the batteries in his back. Please leave my name out of all the antisemitic talk. I’m not antisemitic and never have been.”