Kanye West and Ray J had an unlikely reunion Wednesday night at the Nashville premiere of Candace Owens’ new documentary The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Ride of BLM.
At the event, West posed on the red carpet with his ex-wife’s sex-tape partner rapper Ray-J, as well as Kid Rock.
Sources told TMZ that Owens worked to get both West and Ray-J to the premiere as an attempted slight at their mutual ex, Kim Kardashian, who Owens recently called a ‘prostitute.’
Ray J’s appearance comes days after he concerned his fans when he posted a series of since deleted troubling posts that alluded to suicidal thoughts.
Also in attendance at the premiere was country music icon Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany Aldean, who recently found herself as the middle of a controversy concerning comments she made about trans children.
As he left the premiere, West reportedly addressed his recent online ramblings that appeared to target the Jewish community.
He told Page Six: ‘If you call somebody out for bad business, that means you’re being anti-Semitic.
‘I feel happy to have crossed the line of that idea so we can speak openly about things like getting canceled by a bank.’
West was also spotted at the premiere consorting with Project Veritas founder and guerilla journalist James O’Keefe.
The movie is Owens’ revealing investigation into the Black Lives Matter organization and how it has allocated the tens of millions of dollars amassed in recent years in the name of right racial injustice across the country.
The reunion took place just hours after Owens shared a screenshot of an email sent to Kanye West by JP Morgan Chase that tells the music and fashion mogul he will have to find a different establishment at which to bank the Yeezy Empire.
The purported note from Chase Bank reads, ‘We are sending this letter to confirm our recent discussion with (name block) that JPMorgan Chase Bank…has decided to end its banking relationship with Yeezy, LLC and its affiliated entities.’
The note does not provide a reason for the termination of the customer agreement and says West and his colleagues have until November 21 of this year to transfer accounts elsewhere.
Ray J (left), Kid Rock (center), Kanye West (right) pose on the red carpet at the premiere of Candace Owens’ new documentary
Owens premiered her new DailyWire documentary on Wednesday night The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM
Conservative commentator Candace Owens posted a screenshot of an email sent from Chase Bank to Kanye
Owens shared her thoughts Wednesday evening about the purported corporate cancelation of Kanye by Chase Bank
Following his Paris fashion week ‘White Lives Matter’ news cycle, Ye sat down with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to expand upon some of his more controversial views
Owens, a conservative commentator and host of a show on Ben Shapiro’s The DailyWire, said the move by JPMorgan Chase is emblematic of the country reaching an ‘extremely frightening time.’
‘Who are [sic] what has landed us in to these times is an ongoing discussion which I would like to open up.
‘Tonight I am focusing on my BLM documentary premiere. We will revisit this crucial topic tomorrow,’ she wrote.
News of West’s ban from Chase comes soon after Motherboard leaked an unaired clip from his interview with Tucker Carlson, which heard him saying Planned Parenthood was created to ‘control the Jew populations’ through eugenics.
‘When I say Jew, I mean the 12 lost tribes of Judah, the blood of Christ, who the people known as the race black really are,’ he added. ‘This is who our people are. The blood of Christ. This, as a Christian, is my belief.’
The clip was notably absent from the interview when it aired on Fox News last week.
Nevertheless, the aired portions of West’s interview remained rife with bizarre statements, including a suggestion that his children had been replaced with ‘professional actors’ in his home to ‘sexualize my kids.’
He also pushed the anti-Semitic trope about Jewish people being good with money, saying ‘I prefer my kids knew Hanukkah than Kwanzaa. At least it will come with some financial engineering,’ before chuckling.
Despite ongoing controversy in his personal and professional life, Kanye appeared to have time for a date Monday with a woman he took to dinner at celeb hotspot Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California. Kanye sported an adidas sweatshirt, a curious move given his recent back-and-forth with the company, and a 2024 hat, hinting at another political run in the future
Owens recently supported West at his Paris fashion week show, where the controversy of his ‘White Lives Matter’ shirts began
West further fanned the flames after dismissing Black Lives Matter, the social movement created to protest social and racial injustices aimed at his own community, via his Instagram page
Last Monday, Owens attended the Yeezy season 9 fashion show in Paris, which sparked criticism after creator West sent models down the runway in his t-shirts.
West was also pictured wearing one of the shirts himself, as was right-wing commentator Owens.
Since the YZY Season 9 show in Paris last week, West has posted and deleted a number of messages to his Instagram, including one that read in all capital letters, ‘EVERYONE KNOWS THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER WAS A SCAM NOW ITS OVER YOU’RE WELCOME’ [sic].
The outspoken star appeared to be reinforcing a lack of faith in the cause, which has developed a reputation for staging mass street protests regarding the perceived mistreatment of minorities around the world, in addition to having leaders that misuse funds.
Eventually, he was kicked off the platform for posting an anti-Semitic tirade.
His Twitter account was suspended over the weekend after he tweeted: ‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.’
He added: ‘The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also. You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.’
His attack on Jewish people arrived just a day after sharing screenshots on Instagram revealing messages sent to Diddy in which West, 45, accused the rapper of being controlled by Jewish people trying to silence his ‘White Lives Matter’ message.
The post resulted in his Instagram account being suspended.
Following his suspension from Instagram, West tweeted that he was going to go ‘death con 3 on Jewish people,’ leading to his more recent Twitter suspension
Many have speculated that West – who has said he suffers from bi-polar disorder – is in the midst of a psychological episode.
Kanye has not yet offered comment on the latest round of corporate cancelation.
Corporate cancelation, de-banking, or having your assets frozen appears to be an increasingly popular response by powerful companies or bodies to individuals or groups with minority or dissenting opinion.
In February, Canadian banks froze the assets of a number of accounts belonging to people who participated in or supported the weeks-long Freedom Convoy protest that became tense and brutal.
Targets of the authoritative lock included a single mother who worked a minimum wage job who donated $50 to the cause of the truckers who were protesting strict COVID-19 requirements that prevented some from doing their job.