Following Kanye West’s antisemitic comments on The Alex Jones Show last week, footage from Bill Burr’s 2017 Netflix special Walk Your Way Out has resurfaced.
The bit, which was reshared on Twitter last week, has gained almost 3.6 million videos and seems to predict the inevitable outcome of Ye’s declining mental health — mainly that he channeled big Hitler energy with his rants even back then.
Ye, who had to pay $50,000 in monthly child support following his divorce from Kim Kardashian, even shocked far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones when he praised Hitler during the show.
“I like Hitler.”
“I love Nazis.”
The 54-year-old comedian and popular podcaster’s comments from his 2017 stand-up special are currently going viral.
Burr said during his Netflix special:
“I’m pretty good at picking out psychos and it drives my wife nuts.”
“I remember she was one of the first people that got into [Ye]”
“So my wife got freaked out because I told her early on—she was lovin’ the guy—and I was thinking he was cool, then one day I saw him do an interview, he was talking sh*t about how great he was.”
“And there was just this look that was in his eye and it just made me nervous. I’m like, ‘This guy is, uhh… this guy is like, this guy is volatile’.”
“He’s making me nervous.”
“This guy is right on the edge of like snapping, right? She goes, ‘Ah, you’re out of your mind!’ And I was thinking, ‘I don’t know, I think this guy is f’ked up. And then I was convinced.”
“Because one day I came walking in and she was listening to him do an interview and I didn’t know it was him.”
“He was talking about how great he was. And, like, literally a chill ran down my spine, and I just started thinking like ‘No! No! Nooooo!’”
“Next time [Ye] is going off on himself, close your eyes, forget it’s him, and really listen to what is coming out of this guy’s mouth.”
“He says sh*t like ‘I’m a genius, I’m a god, I’m Shakespeare. My biggest regret is that I’ll never get to see myself perform live!’”
“That’s a direct quote. Dude, you put that ego in a White dude, and he’d be [impersonates Hitler giving a speech.].”
Twitter users were in awe of Burr’s prognostication, but also kinda not too shocked, right?
West was suspended from Twitter in October for a policy violation from posting a series of antisemitic tweets–including one in which he threatened to go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.”
When he was reinstated by new Twitter CEO Elon Musk last month, the rapper was almost instantly banned again after posting an image of a swastika entwined with the Star of David.