Kanye West had a rough year, having fallen from grace for his eccentric behavior and antisemitic remarks.
Despite his controversial comments and the revelations about his admiration for Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, three of Ye’s albums started climbing the charts.
Hitler and the Nazis
Last week, the controversial rapper appeared on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ InfoWars show.
Kanye West admitted his support for Hitler and the Nazis, saying they had done well in Germany.
“We’ve got to stop dissing the Nazis all the time,” said Ye.
“The Jewish media has made us feel like the Nazis and Hitler have never offered anything of value to the world.”
“I love Jewish people,” he added. “But I also love Nazis.”
After weeks (if not months) of antisemitic and problematic comments, many believed the rapper’s comments would spell the end of his career.
While Kanye West’s support for Hitler and the Nazis came as a surprise, it was even more shocking that people were still listening to his music.
Graduation, one of his most influential albums, climbed several spots to secure No. 49 on Apple Music’s Top American Albums list.
It has since risen to 107 on the Billboard 200 from 110 last week.
Two more albums, The College Dropout and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, again entered the Billboard 200.
The College Dropout now stands at 178.
Meanwhile, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is slightly below to sit198.
Many thought Ye’s InfoWars comments would decrease his follower count.
However, a small but vocal group of fans have been his greatest hits on repeat.
While this may be good news for Kanye West, there is a growing campaign to have his music removed from streaming services.
The petition creator wrote a statement on Change.org saying:
“Our society has no place for people who spread that kind of hate to be making millions off of their work.”
“I hope that we can limit Kanye’s influence on society by eliminating his ability to make money off of people streaming his music.”
“His statements are virtually irredeemable,” the statement continued. “And the time has finally come for him to receive a major punishment.”
“We cannot let him continue to influence our youth and our society as a whole.”
Kanye West continued digging his own grave this week when he urged Jews to let go and forgive Hitler.
The comment was one of many reckless and antisemitic things he said on InfoWars.
It remains to be seen what will happen to his music if he continues with his nonsensical comments.