Adin Ross

“He probably thought I was an enemy”: Adin Ross reveals convos with Ye

By Olivia Richman


Dec 21, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

Streamer Adin Ross is known for being involved with controversial figures, including Andrew Tate and IShowSpeed. He was also going to interview Kanye West after the disgraced rapper made threats toward the Jewish population, but the Twitch star has now revealed why the highly anticipated interview is no longer happening.

Kanye West, now known as Ye, has been under fire for making violent threats toward Jewish people and complimenting Adolph Hitler. Drawn to the controversy, Adin Ross invited Ye to join him on stream for an interview despite being Jewish himself.

This was met with a lot of backlash from content creators who felt Ye shouldn’t have a platform, especially one like Ross since his viewers are so young. Ross announced on December 13 that he was no longer interested in the interview, stating that he didn’t want his platform to be used to “spread hate.”

Adin Ross reveals why Kanye West interview never happened

A week after the announcement, Ross appeared on a podcast to discuss what happened behind the scenes. Apparently, it wasn’t just Ross who was having doubts about the interview.

Podcast host DJ Akademiks accused Ross of getting “cold feet,” but Ross said that wasn’t the case. According to Ross, Ye had reached out to him first on Instagram. The next day, Ye “stepped out of church” to talk to him on the phone.

For 30 minutes, Ross and Ye chatted about “random s—” about religion and the world. He also wanted to know what would happen during the interview, which Ross assured him would “break the internet.”

But the relationship quickly went sour, with Ross claiming that Ye felt he could be an “enemy.” Ross had told Ye that he couldn’t attack his community since “not all Jews are evil.” This was probably what led to the tension.

“He called me up and basically just said, ‘You Jews aren’t going to tell me what I can and can’t say,'” Ross said.

Despite the quick change in attitude, both influencers agreed that they were “cool” and not enemies. But ever since that phone call, Ross stated that he didn’t hear from Ye again. The stream was canceled over the miscommunication and concerns over hate speech, Ross added, not because Twitch was trying to “silence” him.