A popular music magazine got caught up in bad timing of biblical proportions.
“Every human being has something of value that they have brought to the table, especially Hitler,” Ye told Jones on Thursday, noting that “Hitler was born a Christian.”
Billboard has since deleted the tweet, but it’s been preserved in screenshots for posterity.
The tweet was likely written and scheduled to go live on Twitter before Ye’s jaw-dropping performance on Jones’ broadcast. The rapper has been on a troubling trajectory for some time, making anti-Semitic comments and recently spending time with white nationalist Nick Fuentes.
As of Thursday afternoon, none of this was mentioned in the article that Billboard linked to on Twitter, though another Billboard article details Ye’s recent behavior. HuffPost reached out to the publication for comment, but no one immediately responded.
Meanwhile, the awkward timing of Billboard’s tweet didn’t go unnoticed.