Kanye West: Obama Doesn’t Have Same Connections as Jews, ‘Oil People’

During an interview with New York City’s 105.1 FM earlier this week, rapper Kanye West blamed President Barack Obama’s difficulties executing policies on his lack of connections relative to “oil people” or “Jewish people.”

“Man, let me tell you something about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money,” West said, in an interview unearthed by the Israeli paper Haaretz. “People want to say Obama can’t make these moves or he’s not executing. That’s because he ain’t got those connections. Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people. Black people don’t have the same connection as oil people.”

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West cited the comparatively small number of black billionaires as context for his remarks.

“You know we don’t know nobody that got a nice house,” West continued. “You know we don’t know nobody with paper like that we can go to when we down. You know they can just put us back or put us in a corporation. You know we ain’t in situation. Can you guarantee that your daughter can get a job at this radio station? But if you own this radio station, you could guarantee that. That’s what I’m talking about.”

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[h/t Haaretz]

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