- Kanye West is reportedly set to sit down with Twitch megastar Adin Ross.
- Ross, who identifies as Jewish, has said he’s a West fan but condemned his recent antisemitic comments.
- However, Ross is no stranger to controversy himself. He’s previously interviewed Andrew Tate.
As he continues to drop brazenly antisemitic comments in interviews with Tim Pool on “Timcast” and Alex Jones on “InfoWars,” Ye – the artist formerly known as Kanye West – is reportedly next set to sit down with the popular Twitch creator Adin Ross.
The news was first shared by Nick Fuentes, an apparent advisor on West’s presidential campaign who’s also been described by The Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist and anti-Semite. Fuentes said the team has lined up an interview with Ross, among other Jewish figures, per footage unearthed by Twitter user Kurrco.
“We want to sit down with people that disagree,” Fuentes said. “We want Jewish people to be a part of it.”
Who is Adin Ross?
Ross is a 22-year-old Twitch and YouTube megastar with 10 million followers between both platforms. He was born in Boca Raton, Florida, but currently resides in Los Angeles. Ross rose to fame for streaming himself playing NBA 2K20 and Grand Theft Auto 5 – sometimes alongside his sister, Naomi Ross, as well as Bronny James, the eldest son of NBA star LeBron James. More recently, he’s shifted his content to setting up guests on live blind dates.
Ross, who identifies as Jewish, has called West one of his favorite artists during an October livestream, but also condemned the rapper’s racist and dangerous rhetoric about Jewish people.
However, Ross is no stranger to controversy himself.
In April 2021, he was briefly banned from Twitch after a guest on his stream used a homophobic slur, gaming outlet Dexerto reported. Ross returned to the platform days later but was indefinitely banned again in April 2022 for “using hateful slurs or symbols,” per screenshots of an email from the company that he received. Ross claimed not to know the reason for the second ban, although some speculated it was for using the same homophobic slur. His account was then reinstated in June.
More recently, Ross came under fire for an interview he conducted with Andrew Tate – the kickboxer and reality TV star who was banned from Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for making misogynistic comments. Some fellow Twitch streamers, including Ludwig Ahgren, felt that Ross did not do enough to push back against Tate’s offensive remarks.
And others expressed doubt that Ross would be able to effectually challenge West’s views.
“Stay in your fuckin lane,” tweeted the streamer Hasan Piker. He shared a clip in which Ross struggled on-stream to pronounce the word “fascism” and claiming not to know what it meant.
Insider has reached out to Ross and West’s teams for comment.
A date for the sitdown between Ross and West has yet to be set, but West’s latest media tour has been unwieldy. Last week, West walked off Pool’s podcast when the host pushed back against his antisemitic remarks. On “InfoWars,” West spewed about loving Nazis, while falsely claiming that Hitler had invented the microphone.