Kanye West has lost friends, fans and billions of dollars in business deals, but he seems to have picked up at least one amid his antisemitic rants … white nationalist Nick Fuentes.
West and the former YouTuber — who lost his account for violating the platform’s hate speech policy — were spotted together at LAX earlier this week. We’re told they were heading to Miami, and video of the duo arriving at MIA confirmed as much — indeed, they were shoulder-to-shoulder cruising through the terminal.
Kanye announced Tuesday he was making the trek to former President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago home, tweeting … “First time at Mar-a-Lago. Rain and traffic. Can’t believe I kept President Trump waiting. And I had on jeans. Yikes. What you guys think his response was when I asked him to be my running mate in 2024?”
In a video posted Thursday, where West announced his run for President in 2024, he disclosed he and Fuentes both met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago — and that things got heated between himself and 45 … claiming Trump made disparaging remarks about his soon-to-be ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.
As for 24-year-old Fuentes, he’s been banned from platforms including Twitter, Twitch and Reddit for his hateful views. In 2017, it was reported he spoke positively of “a tidal wave of white identity” after he attended the Unite the Right rally.
He’s denounced those who call him a white nationalist, calling the term an “anti-white slur.”
Of course, Kanye’s spewed antisemitic remarks, even doubling down on them on multiple occasions — and in 2019, Fuentes compared the Holocaust to a cookie-baking operation — prompting people to label him a Holocaust denier. Fuentes has since claimed he wasn’t serious when he said it.
Unclear exactly how long they’ve been hanging out or why Kanye and Nick are together, but their budding friendship proves Ye’s still not averse to controversy — even after losing a couple billion bucks.