According to a former executive who used to work for Ye, the rapper originally planned to title his 2018 solo album Adolf Hitler.
An unidentified former employee of the musician formerly known as Kanye West revealed the rapper's "hostile" work environment, which was spurred by his claimed "obsession" with the German dictator, according to a CNN article published on Thursday, October 27. According to the insider and four other people acquainted with the incident, West wanted to call his 2018 album Hitler but changed it to Ye. None of the sources revealed why he altered the title of the record.
He would praise Hitler by saying how incredible it was that he was able to accumulate so much power and would talk about all the great things he and the Nazi Party achieved for the German people, a CNN source said.
According to the source, the famous rapper openly admitted to reading Hitler's manifesto Mein Kampf and having "admiration" for Hitler, his Nazis, and the way they employed propaganda. Because of a confidentiality agreement and a fear of punishment from Ye, the claimed former employee preferred to stay unidentified.
The disturbing discovery comes in the middle of him bragging about his anti-Semitic sentiments on several occasions. Ye has made multiple derogatory statements regarding the Jewish community and George Floyd's death on social media and on various high-profile outlets, including Drink Champs and Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight, since debuting his 'White Lives Matter' shirts earlier this month. His remarks have resulted in his being banned from Instagram and Twitter. Although he has returned to social media, he cannot return to the firms that have distanced themselves from him, like adidas, Balenciaga, Vogue, JPMorgan Chase, and others.
Ye has yet to respond to the most recent revelation regarding his life. Now that he's back on Instagram, a statement may be on the way.