Rapper, Kanye West, recently gave a puzzling new interview in which he claimed that a secret network that controls celebrities was to blame for his lack of star support during a string of controversies in recent months. He used the recent incident of Balenciaga’s teddy bear advertisement campaign, which showcased kids holding cuddly toy bags in a bondage-style, as an example.
Speaking to Etcanada.com, he said, “This [no celebrities speaking up for him] just shows you that all celebrities are controlled, you know, you don’t see no celebrities talking about the Balenciaga situation, right?”
“So that just shows you all of these celebrities out here, don’t let them influence you in any way because they’re controlled by the people who really influence the world,” he continued.
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West’s estranged wife, is one of the celebrities who has criticized the Balenciaga ad and even said that she is rethinking her relationship with the firm in response to the offensive photos, which were removed after the company apologized.
West has recently been embroiled in his own scandals, including criticism for his choice to promote “White Lives Matter” T-shirts during his Paris Fashion Week presentation and several online anti-semitic rants that resulted in his suspension from Twitter and Instagram.
Prior to this, though, a judge may decide to deny the rapper access to the children he shares with his ex-wife because he skipped his planned deposition on November 16. According to court records obtained by “The US Sun,” the 45-year-old has one final opportunity to be questioned by Kim’s defense team on November 29.