“I’ll tell y’all something. I was up a whole night going over what he said, and I was just like, ‘Damn. Man, he really did it this time,’” Joe said at the 39:50 mark of the episode, when asked what he would say to the multi-hyphenate amid his embrace of anti-Semitism. “And so I was just thinking about it and how he hurt people with his statements and his comments. He really said some terrible things. And this morning, on the way here, I came out my hotel. The door opened, and it was Kanye West by himself.”
After he bumped into Ye, Joe was able to chat with him for an hour. “I said, ‘You know what, Ye, man? You do church. There’s no more powerful person than God. Sit down, talk to God,’” he shared. “I said, ‘Listen, Ye, there’s people that love you.’ I told him just like this. I grabbed his shoulder. I said, ‘Well, God is telling me to tell you this,’ and I just told him, ‘Bro, you gotta snap out of this, man. You gotta get focused and look to God ’cause God is the answer. God is the key. Whatever you gotta do.’”
Ye has continued to share anti-Semitic remarks, which saw him get suspended on both Instagram and Twitter multiple times.
“He just gotta make it right with himself, make it right with everybody he offended and he hurt and just live whatever life we have left in peace,” Joe continued. “That’s all we can pray for, that he finds that, and the only person who got that answer for Kanye right now is God. Ain’t nobody else. It’s just God. So my thing is, you preaching at church, you around holy people, you around people who know way better than me. What I’m telling you is, look to God. ‘Cause he’s the only person that can straighten this out.”
Elsewhere on the episode, Joe addressed why he decided to defend his “sister” Ashanti after Irv Gotti alleged they had a sexual relationship. “I’m the brother that looks out for the sisters. Somebody had asked me, ‘Yo, why’d you jump out and defend Ashanti like that?’” he said.
“But listen, this guy who’s a friend of mine, he said, ‘Yo, you [censored] Ashanti?’ Now, I’m sitting here, like, flabbergasted,” Joe added. “Like, this was, like, you know, blasphemy or some shit. Right, ’cause she’s been my sister 20 something years. And Irv, my brother, I’m not even gon’ lie to you. I love him. He came for me at a time in my life I’m not trying to disrespect Irv. I’m talking about the situation with somebody I considered one of my brothers who’s like, ‘Yo, you [bleep]?’ I was like, ‘Are you crazy? Like, that’s my sister.’”
Joe explained that he also considers Jennifer Lopez his sister, too. “She never saw me look at her ass when the whole world was talking about her ass,” he said.
Watch the full episode of Red Table Talk above.