Actor DL Hughley says Kanye West would “already be in a conservatorship” if he was a woman

Hughley added that he wants to "make sure that people understand the damage [West] is doing"

Actor and comedian DL Hughley has claimed that Kanye West would “already be in a conservatorship” if he was a woman.

Hughley made the remarks earlier this week when he was asked by TMZ for his view on West’s recent behaviour.

West has been dropped from several of his major partnerships – including fashion deals with Adidas and Balenciaga – in recent weeks in the wake of his widely condemned antisemitic comments, while he has also faced a backlash for wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt as well as recent comments he made about George Floyd.

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The rapper and producer was then suspended from Instagram again earlier this week, shortly after he shared a graphic image of Emmett Till – a 14-year-old African-American boy who was tortured and lynched in 1955 after being accused of offending a white woman – in a post where he compared himself to Till.

Speaking to TMZ at LAX Airport, Hughley criticised West for comparing himself to Floyd and Till.

“[Floyd] died of a knee on his neck, but nevertheless, he died for a counterfeit 20-dollar bill and America justified it,” Hughley said. “Emmett Till died for whistling at a white woman. [West] is in trouble right now because you can’t shut the fuck up.

“This whole thing started with Kanye West wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt, and then went all the way to this.”

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Kanye West in Los Angeles on October 21, 2022 (Picture: MEGA/GC Images)

Hughley added: “Now I don’t understand what comparison [West] has to George Floyd or Emmett Till, as far as I know. Kanye will rise again, I’m sure he’ll do well again.

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“And those two people will never rise again. They will always be dead. They’re dead because of white supremacy.”

Hughley then said: “If Kanye was a female, if he had a vagina, he would already be in a conservatorship. Ask Wendy Williams or Britney Spears, and they didn’t do half the erratic stuff he did.”

Asked if he thought West “should be in a conservatorship”, Hughley clarified: “That’s not up to me… I’m not interested in that. I’m interested in making sure that people understand the damage he is doing.”

Elsewhere, a Florida man has filmed himself burning multiple pairs of Yeezys – worth a reported $15,000 (£13,000) – in response to West’s recent antisemitic comments.

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