Kanye West, known as “Ye,” took to Instagram in the early hours of Tuesday to issue a heartfelt apology to the Jewish community following a series of antisemitic comments made during an event in Las Vegas. In a post penned in Hebrew, the 46-year-old rapper expressed deep regret for any unintended hurt or disrespect his words may have caused.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Kanye West attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

“I sincerely apologize to the Jewish community for any unintended outburst caused by my words or actions,” West conveyed on Instagram. “It was not my intention to hurt or disrespect, and I deeply regret any pain I may have caused.”

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West expressed in the post, originally in Hebrew and later translated by Google, that he was “learning from this experience to ensure greater sensitivity and understanding in the future.” Instagram/kanyewest

Acknowledging the gravity of his words, West emphasized his commitment to learning from this experience, aiming for increased sensitivity and understanding in the future. “Your forgiveness is important to me, and I am committed to making amends and promoting unity,” he concluded in his post.

This apology emerged shortly after West’s highly publicized 10-minute discourse touching on topics ranging from Donald Trump to Jesus and Adolf Hitler, where he made statements that drew attention and concern. Reflecting on the impact of his words, West reiterated his dedication to rectifying the situation and fostering harmony within the community.

As controversies surrounding his remarks circulated, West’s apology in Hebrew seeks to address the repercussions of his statements, emphasizing a genuine desire for reconciliation and an understanding of the significance of his words in fostering a respectful and unified environment.