Kanye West erupts at Piers Morgan for ignoring his ‘trauma’

Kanye West grilled on comments about Jewish people by Morgan

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Kanye West accused Piers Morgan of “being a Karen” during a fiery debate on Wednesday’s instalment of the broadcaster’s TalkTV programme. Piers urged Grammy Award-winner to apologise for his anti-Semitic remarks during their two-hour debate. However, Kanye lashed out at Piers for “ignoring” his trauma before he finally issued an apology to the families he hurt. 

Kanye fumed at Piers: “You don’t hold accountability for my pain, you’re being a Karen, you don’t hold accountability.” 

Piers snapped: “I’m not being a Karen, and I am not going to cancel you, I am simply going to challenge you on what you are saying.”

The broadcaster told the rapper he has not realised some of the pain he has caused with the comments he has made about Jewish people in recent weeks. 

Social media platforms, including Twitter and Instagram, restricted Kanye’s accounts earlier this month after he shared a series of anti-Semitic posts.

Initially, Kanye refused to apologise for his offensive remarks but he later apologised for his tweet about Jewish people. 

During the fiery interview, Piers asked: “My question to you is, do you now regret saying ‘death con three on Jewish people’, are you sorry you said that?” 

The American replied: “No, absolutely not, absolutely not”.

Piers told Kanye he should apologise for his comments, adding: “Racism is racism and you know that I think, don’t you?”

“Yeah, obviously, that’s why I said it,” Kanye responded. 

“Yes, I fought fire with fire. I’m not here to get hosed down. I’m a different type of freedom fighter.”

However, the musician later issued an apology, telling TalkTV viewers: “I will say I’m sorry for the people I hurt with the ‘death con’, with the confusion, I feel like I caused hurt and confusion and I am sorry for the families of the people who had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through. 

“And that I used my platform where you say, I hurt people, and I was hurt.”

Piers concluded: “You said something which you now wish you hadn’t said and you’ve apologised and I actually think that says a lot about you. 

“That shows that you have got that ability to be self-aware, to know when you cross the line.”

The Stronger hitmaker replied: “It’s wrong to hold an apology hostage and I gotta let go of that and free myself of the trauma. 

“And say I’m just going to give it all up to God right now and say to those families that I have hurt, I just want to give you a big hug. I say I am sorry for hurting you in my comments.”

Following the interview, Piers admitted to his studio guests it took him almost two hours to get Kanye to apologise. 

His guest George Murdoch, better known by his wrestling name Tyrus, said Piers worked through so many emotions with Kayne, claiming “no one else was going to sit there for two hours with him”. 

“I see a hurt man, he’s been through a horrible divorce,” he added. 

More of the Kanye interview will be aired throughout the week on Piers’ TalkTV show. 

Piers Morgan: Uncensored airs at 8pm on TalkTV on weeknights. 

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