Kanye West storms out of Piers Morgan interview after furious row; rapper calls him a Karen
KANYE West stormed out of a furious clash with Piers Morgan as locked horns on air.
The billionaire rapper, 45, goaded Piers, 57, by calling him a "Karen" - and offering tips on how to be as rich as he is.
The bust-up on Piers Morgan Uncensored saw Kanye - now known as Ye - initially refuse to apologise for his recent tweet talking about Jewish people.
Piers later revealed he walked out of the interview in scenes which are set to air on TalkTV this Friday.
In a snippet from the explosive head to head, Piers asked: “Do you now regret saying ‘death con 3 on Jewish people’, are you sorry you said that?”
“No, absolutely not… absolutely not," replied Kanye.
Things got personal as Kanye asked: "Piers, how much money are you worth?"
"Not as much as you, unfortunately," Piers admitted. Kanye hit back: "Exactly, so take my advice and maybe you'll get richer. Why would I listen to you?" Refusing to back down, Piers replied: "I'm not a 'Karen' and I'm not going to cancel or censor you. "I'm simply going to challenge you and say I don't think you realise the pain you've caused with some of these comments."
It took nearly two hours for him to eventually say "sorry" - after walking out midway through the interview.
Pressed further during the heated conversation, Ye went on: “I will say I’m sorry for the people I hurt with the ‘death con’, with the confusion.
"I feel like I caused hurt and confusion and I am sorry for the families of the people who had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through.
"And that I used my platform where you say, I hurt people, and I was hurt.”
Ye added: “It’s wrong to hold an apology hostage and I gotta let go of that and free myself of the trauma.
"And say I’m just going to give it all up to God right now and say to those families that I have hurt, I just want to give you a big hug. I say I am sorry for hurting you in my comments.
"I want to word it, and not in a political way but in a presidential way, which is what I knew a president to be when I was growing up.”
Following the clash with Kim Kardashian's ex, Piers described the interview as “extraordinary, fiery, passionate, funny & shocking”.
He told Kanye: “It’s an Uncensored interview, you said something which you now wish you hadn’t said and you’ve apologised. I actually think that says a lot about you.
"That shows that you have got that ability to be self-aware, to know when you cross the line.
"I think someone like you with all your energy and creativity and your passion, you are going to say stuff, the way you talk constantly and in such an extraordinary manner, you are going to stay stuff and you are going to trip up and say things the wrong way.
"I don’t think there is anything wrong in when you do that, in doing what you did, and say 'sorry, I crossed a line, I apologise'.”
To watch the Kanye ‘Ye’ West interview watch Piers Morgan Uncensored's two hour show this Friday from 8pm.
The video of the interview is located at the-sun.com