Kanye West, now known as Ye, has had a long fascination for Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, according to a CNN report citing sources who were close to the world-famous musician and designer. 

The rap artists allegedly created a hostile work environment, partly due to his “obsession” with Hitler, according to a person cited in the CNN report. ““He would praise Hitler by saying how incredible it was that he was able to accumulate so much power and would talk about all the great things he and the Nazi Party achieved for the German people,” the person said.

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Reportedly, West had openly spoken about Mein Kampf, the 1925 autobiographical manifesto written by Hitler during his time in prison. The person that spoke to CNN also said that people close to the musician were “fully aware” of Kanye’s interest in Hitler. In fact, Kanye wanted to name is 2018 album, Hitler, according to four sources. 

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So far, all the people in the report have asked not to be named out of fear of professional retribution. 

The revelations about Kanye come amidst a host of anti-Semitic remarks made by the singer earlier this month. For some, that is just the tip of the iceberg. The Kanye drama over the past month began on October 3 when the rapper wore a White Lives Matter t-shit at a fashion show in Paris. He also dressed up black models with clothing that had the phrase on it. The Anti-Defamation League has classified the phrase as a hate slogan.

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His remarks have not only lost him many of his collaborators and friends, but also brand deals, including a lucrative one with Adidas. The musician used to collaborate with Adidas to make his signature ‘Yeezy’ shoes. The company recently announced that it was terminating its contract with Kanye.