Milo Yiannopoulos has been fired from Kanye West's political team: report
- Milo Yiannopoulos is no longer working for Ye's political team.
- Yiannopoulos was reportedly fired, the Daily Beast reported.
Alt-right personality and former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos will no longer be working with Ye on his political team after being fired, the Daily Beast reported.
In a Sunday post on Telegram, Yiannopoulos confirmed the departure but said the decision was "mutual."
"Ye and I have come to the mutual conclusion that I should step away from his political team," Yiannopoulos wrote: "I will continue to pray for Ye and all his endeavors."
Ye told paparazzi that Yiannopoulos, who previously interned for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, would join his political team as a campaign manager on November 25 following the rapper's announcement that he intends to run for president in 2024.
He has not yet formally filed paperwork to begin that process, Insider previously reported.
Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, continues to be mired in controversy over his antisemitism, which has included praising Adolf Hitler and posting a swastika on his Twitter account.
Yiannopoulos was one of a handful of right-wing figures who joined Ye during a dinner at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on November 22. Trump received backlash for the meeting after it was reported that another Ye staffer, white supremacist Nick Fuentes, was also in attendance.
When speaking to NBC News about the event, Yiannopoulos said he arranged the dinner between Trump and Ye in order to "make Trump's life miserable" because he believed that Trump would not properly handle the news of the meeting once it became public.
"I also wanted to send a message to Trump that he has systematically repeatedly neglected, ignored, abused the people who love him the most, the people who put him in office, and that kind of behavior comes back to bite you in the end," Yiannopoulos told NBC news.
Fuentes denied that the dinner was a plot against Trump in a Telegram post following the NBC report.
Ye removed references to Yiannopoulos and Fuentes on his Twitter account on Thursday before he was permanently suspended later that day, Newsweek reported.
Yiannopoulos, a longtime right-wing provocateur, resigned as an editor of Breitbart News in 2017 after podcast footage of him emerged in which he appeared to condone pedophilia.
After years of living as an openly gay man, Yiannopoulos now describes himself as an "ex-gay" and plans to build a conversion therapy center in Florida.
A representative for Ye did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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