West, 45, posted a poll on Twitter on Tuesday asking his 32 million followers if he should ask the former president to be his ‘running mate in 2024.’ It appears the rapper had arrived with Fuentes, 24.
Fuentes and the Grammy award winner were spotted inside a Miami airport wearing blue jackets in a video posted on Wednesday as they made their way toward the Florida mansion.
Politico journalist Meridith McGraw posted on Twitter that a source confirmed the pair had arrived at the mansion, but Daily Beast said only West enjoyed dinner with Trump.
It is unclear if Fuentes met Trump – who recently announced he will be running in 2024 – while at the resort.
West and Fuentes were spotted together in Beverly Hills days before the pair traveled to Miami together, according to Right Wing Watch.
Kanye West was seen traveling with Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes to visit Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida
The white nationalist and the Grammy award winner were spotted inside a Miami airport wearing blue jackets in a video posted on Wednesday as they made their way toward the Florida mansion
However, many took to Twitter to reveal their unease at seeing the pair together as both have recently gone on anti-Semitic rants.
Daily Beast reporter Will Sommer called the situation ‘uniquely bad’ as Fuentes is an ‘outright neo-Nazi’ that has recently ‘whipped up hate toward Jews.’
‘It’s hard to be shocked by anything anymore, but Charlottesville marcher and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes being hosted at the former president’s resort still feels uniquely bad,’ he wrote on Wednesday.
‘[Fuentes is] being embraced by one of the biggest celebs in the country and, reportedly, Trumpworld.’
Inside Elections reporter Jacob Rubashkin expressed unease, writing: ‘So Holocaust denier and white supremacist Nick Fuentes and Hitler-obsessed anti-Semite Kanye West are hanging out at the former president’s home – where Kanye claims he had an audience with Trump.’
West enjoyed dinner with Trump, who recently announced his 2024 presidential run. Fuentes was reportedly not present at dinner
Fuentes gained notoriety in 2017 after leaving Boston University following claims that he was receiving ‘threats’ for attending a white supremacist rally, Unite the Right, in Charlottesville, Virginia
On Tuesday, West asked his Twitter followers if he should ask Trump ‘to be my running mate in 2024.’ The rapper recently had his account reinstated after being banned for anti-Semitic rants
Another blamed Fuentes for West’s anti-Semitic rants, writing: ‘Kanye West is gone forever he’s hanging out with Nick Fuentes. No wonder he’s been hating on Jewish people lately. God, this is just sad.’
USA Today correspondent Will Carless noted that Fuentes is ‘banned from Twitter and other platforms’ for being a ‘bigot.’
West recently had his Twitter reinstated by new CEO Elon Musk, but his Instagram remains restricted. Both were paused due to West’s anti-Semitic rants, where he claimed he’d bring ‘death con 3’ to Jews and that Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was controlled by the community.
‘Hate likes company, I guess,’ Carless wrote on Twitter.
Ian Haworth, a speaker for Turning Point USA, wrote: ‘So now that Kanye West is hanging out with Nick Fuentes – an open white supremacist – is it time to conclude that the blind money-motivated defense of Kanye is about as anti-conservative as possible at this point?
‘How far are we from questioning what Nick Fuentes REALLY means?’
Fuentes started gaining notoriety in 2017 after he left Boston University following claims that he was receiving ‘threats’ after attending a white supremacist rally, Unite the Right, in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
He also hosts a live-stream show called America First, which has a ‘cult-like following,’ according to ADL, and his fans are called Groypers.
The young man uses his various platforms to push anti-Semitic and racist comments and has denied the Holocaust on multiple occasions.
During one of his live-stream episodes, he reportedly compared Jews being incinerated in concentration camps to cookies in the oven.
Fuentes’ platform largely pushes to preserve white, European-American identity and culture and pushes the conspiracy theory that the white race is impending destruction through white genocide.
Many expressed unease at the pair being spotted together and one blamed West’s recent rants on his association with Fuentes
He once said: ‘I don’t see Jews as Europeans and I don’t see them as part of Western civilization, particularly because they are not Christians.’
West became embroiled in controversy after debuting White Lives Matter shirts at Paris Fashion Week, alongside conservative commentator Candace Owens, on October 3.
The rapper then sparked global outrage after he tweeted on October 8: ‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE…The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also…you guys have toyed with me and tried to black-ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.’
The rapper was later asked by Piers Morgan if he regretted the tweet and he said: ‘No. Absolutely not, absolutely not. I fought fire with fire. I’m not here to get hosed down. That’s a different type of freedom fighter.’
He later clarified: ‘I will say I’m sorry for the people that I hurt. I feel like I caused hurt and confusion, and I’m sorry for the families of the people that had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through and that I use my platform where you say, “Hurt people hurt people,” and I was hurt.’
West’s recent controversy started on October 3 at Paris Fashion Week, where he debuted White Lives Matter shirts, alongside Candace Owens (pictured)
West went on to reportedly tell Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs that ‘Jewish people told you to call me’ and that they were not going to ‘threaten or influence me.’ West also said the rapper was ‘breaking my heart’ and that ‘no one gets in between me and my money’
The firestorm involving the rapper started when he took to Twitter to say he wanted to go ‘death con 3’ on Jewish people who had apparently wronged him
His rants would later see brands pulling out from his billion-dollar brand, including Vogue, Balenciaga, and Adidas, causing him to lose his billionaire status.
The biggest blow to West’s empire was when Adidas pulled its $1.5 billion deal from the singer after facing severe criticism for stalling so long.
The German sporting goods behemoth announced the move in a statement released online, with the sportswear maker having put its partnership with West under review earlier this month ‘after repeated efforts to privately resolve the situation.’
The partnership began in 2013 after he left a collaboration with Nike and the deal was the crowning jewel of his fortune, with sales climbing to $1.7 billion in 2020 – earning him $191 million in royalties that year alone.
German sporting goods behemoth Adidas has terminated its partnership with Kanye West amid controversial behavior from the American rapper and designer. A statement posted in the media section of its website called his comments ‘unacceptable, hateful and dangerous’
Forbes estimates that the Yeezy business with Adidas is worth $1.5 billion, and the company confirmed that it was likely going to lose up to $250 million of its net income in 2022 as a result of the split.
‘Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech. West’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness,’ the company’s statement read.
‘After a thorough review, the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately, end production of Yeezy branded products and stop all payments to Ye and his companies. adidas will stop the Adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect.’
How much is Kanye – who claims to be the ‘richest black man in the world’ – really worth?
Forbes estimate that Kanye is worth around $2 billion, with DailyMail.com breaking down his individual deals:
ADIDAS – $1.5 billion
West’s deal with Adidas was the crowning jewel of his fortune, with sales climbing to $1.7 billion in 2020 – earning him $191 million in royalties.
Forbes estimates that the Yeezy business with Adidas is worth $1.5 billion, and the company confirmed that they were likely to lose up to $250 million of their net income in 2022 as a result of the split.
GAP X BALENCIAGA – $970 million
His GAP collection was estimated at around $970 million when the deal was announced in 2021, but he has since terminated his work with the retailer.
Initial products sold out in 2021, after being announced in June 2020, in a partnership which was expected to last for ten years but was cut short by West.
GAP were also part of a deal between Yeezy and Balenciaga, with estimates claiming they would bring in $1 billion in projected sales.
SKIMS – $160 million
West, who divorced Kim Kardashian in 2020, remains a partner in Skims but it is unclear how much he earns from that.
He previously ranted about owning 5 percent of the business, which is estimated at a $3.2 billion net worth.
If that is the case then he would have a $160 million stake in the company.
MUSIC – $90 million
He has sold over 140 million albums worldwide, and documents seen by Forbes show that his own recorded music and publishing rights is worth at least $90million.
Between mortgages, advances and other liabilities, Forbes say West owes about $100 million.