Amid a social boycott, hip-hop legend Kanye West continues to face public ire for his slew of antisemitic comments. The 45-year-old’s latest controversy has cost him his ‘billionaire’ status, with global brands like Adidas, Balenciaga, and Gap terminating their partnership with him, followed by talent agency CAA dropping him as a client too.
However, this didn’t stop Ye from keeping a low profile, continuously tweeting about the episode on Twitter, even siding with NBA star Kyrie Irving who faced a similar situation as he shared the link to a documentary film that hurt Jewish sentiments.
Continuing to stir controversies on the micro-blogging site, Ye got into a bit of a back-and-forth with Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, who didn’t hold back either.
Shaq, who was critical of Irving’s statements, had Ye question his business partnership with Jewish billionaire Jamie Salter. Nonetheless, the Big Diesel wasn’t one to keep quiet, taking a dig at the multiple-time Grammy award winner losing his ‘billionaire’ status.
Fast forward to today, Shaq seems to have had a change of mood now sympathizing with Ye, identifying with the latter as a narcissist, the common link being their ugly divorces.
Shaquille O’Neal identifies with Kanye West’s situation.
Earlier this year, Ye ended his seven-year marriage with media personality and socialite Kim Kardashian. Things got ugly between the two publicly, with sources revealing that the American rapper’s unpredictable nature had become too much to deal with.
Things turned ugly when Ye began revealing details of their rocky marriage in the media. What followed was all the skeletons from the closet coming out. Understanding the repercussions of an ugly divorce, NBA legend Shaq revealed having been able to relate to the Graduation hit-maker.
“When I look at Kanye, I say you know what, I know what he is going through. You know why I know what he’s going through? Cause I used to be a narcissist.”
“First example, when you are a narcissist, mama takes the kids away from you. Second example, when you are a narcissist, things start to just go away.”