BACKGRID Kanye West is shrugging off brands cutting ties with him, and insists he can't be canceled -- but if he is, he says that only proves the dangerous antisemitic tropes he's been spewing. The embattled billionaire held an oddly-timed news conference of sorts -- as he left his daughter North West 's basketball game Friday night, he stopped to take questions from the crowd of paparazzi. Backgrid Right off the bat, Ye addressed Balenciaga dropping him ... saying it was no big deal to him because they weren't paying him anything. In fact, he dismissed the fashion giant's move as purely PR, saying ... "I think people just try to score points" -- and he thinks Balenciaga, LeBron James , Maverick Carter and "Drink Champs" host N.O.R.E. are all guilty of it. TMZ.com He bemoaned the fact LeBron's producing partner Maverick had yanked "The Shop" episode he shot with them. Remember, Maverick said they pulled it because … [Read more...] about Kanye West Speaks Out, Claims Backlash Proves His Antisemitic Theories
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TMZSports.com FTX might be doomed, but Mark Cuban isn't giving up on crypto just yet ... telling TMZ Sports there's still a ton of value in the digital currency, despite the exchange's massive crisis. We spoke with the billionaire Mavs owner out in NYC this week ... and he told us that even amidst difficult times, he believes cryptocurrency still has relevance when appropriately used. "Separate the signal from the noise," Cuban said. "There's been a lot of people making a lot of mistakes, but it doesn't change the underlying value." Getty Tom Brady, Gisele & Steph Curry Sued Over FTX Collapse Cuban said that as long as consumers have viable options in the crypto world, he doesn't foresee the currency going into the tank. As we reported, Tom Brady , Gisele Bündchen , Steph Curry , Shaquille O'Neal , Udonis Haslem , David Ortiz , Trevor Lawrence , Shohei Ohtani , and Naomi Osaka are all part of a … [Read more...] about Mark Cuban Not Jumping Ship On Crypto Amid FTX Scandal
If there was any doubt Kanye West is sowing seeds of hate with his bigoted and antisemitic remarks ... a Los Angeles rally should erase all of it. These banners were draped on an overpass of the infamous 405 freeway, and the organizers implored drivers to "Honk if you know Kanye is right about the Jews." The fiercely hateful words and rally appear to be the work of a group called the Goyim Defense League. The Anti-Defamation League describes the group as a loose network of virulently antisemitic conspiracy theorists -- and that very well may be, but Saturday's impromptu rally suggests the group is suddenly emboldened ... clearly by Kanye's words. Hate in America: pic.twitter.com/FQBFIm0WLX — Oren Segal (@orensegal) October 23, 2022 @orensegal Members of the group were also throwing up the Nazi salute at passing drivers. The menacing sight -- imagine being a Jewish person seeing that on your drive home -- comes, not coincidentally, on the heels of Kanye … [Read more...] about Kanye West’s Remarks Spark Antisemitic Rally in L.A.