Watch: Kanye West calls for a 'Christian kibbutz' movement

Publication Date09 November 2021
AuthorShira Hanau
In a wide ranging podcast interview released Friday, West — who recently changed his legal name to Ye — said he thinks Christians should form kibbutz communities, modeled off the Jewish versions, to help foster a sense of togetherness.

"We need Christian kibbutz, we can have communities," West said on the "Drink Champs" hip-hop podcast.

He had to clarify the term to co-hosts N.O.R.E., a rapper, and DJ EFN, a record executive.

"Jewish people have this type of circular community… it's like where they live, and where we need to live, where the grandparents can take care of the kids," he said. "It's better to have a grandparent taking care of the kids than a nanny taking care of kids — hired love. You get what I'm saying? That we move as a community, and as a community, we will not fail."

It isn't clear if West has ever visited a kibbutz, the collectively owned community format that Jews pioneered even before the establishment of the State of Israel. But the rapper and Kim Kardashian, who is seeking a divorce from him, have visited Israel several times. In 2015, when West performed near Tel Aviv, the couple visited Jerusalem to baptize their daughter in an...

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