The rapper, known in real life as Ye, used the platform to "reiterate more hate speech and extremely harmful stereotypes," according to Maverick, who has verified that the planned episode will not run.
LeBron James' chat show is hosted by Ye, who was accidentally scheduled by Maverick, who expressed regret for the decision. Ye was incorrectly thought to be "capable of a respectful dialogue."
Maverick made the following statement to Andscape: "Yesterday we shot an episode of The Shop with Kanye West. After speaking with Kanye directly the day before we taped, I believed he was capable of having a respectful conversation and was prepared to address all of his recent comments. Kanye had been scheduled weeks prior.
Unfortunately, he repeated more hate speech and extremely harmful stereotypes using The Shop, Maverick said. "We have decided not to run this episode or any of Kanye's comments," the statement read.
He said, "While The Shop values meaningful debate and dissenting viewpoints, we have zero tolerance for hate speech of any form and will never let our channels to be used to spread hatred. I apologise to our guests and crew and accept full responsibility for thinking Kanye wanted a different conversation. There should never be a place for hate speech.
According to reports, LeBron James did not attend the recording, where Ye exploited his presence to reiterate his recent antisemitism.
Unaired video from the interview was obtained by Motherboard on Tuesday. It contained additional antisemitic remarks from Ye as well as an allegation that "fake children" had been brought into his home in order to "sexualize" and influence his children.