Bill Maher discusses Kanye West interview cancellation: I wouldn't show that episode.

Bill Maher explains why his Ye interview was edited. In the Monday “TMZ Investigates” episode “Kanye West: Unhinged But Unstoppable,” the comedian and TV presenter reminisced on his conversation with the controversial artist. Ye appeared on Maher's “Club Random with Bill Maher” podcast.

Maher told TMZ co-founder Harvey Levin that while they “had an amazing, fun time,” their talk didn't provide the “learning moment” he wanted due to the rapper's publicly stated antisemitism.

Ye lost brand partnerships, billionaire status, and popular compassion despite his mental health issues in 2022 following his antisemitic rants.

In a recent interview, Bill Maher explained why he won't publish his "Club Random" interview with Kanye West.

Maher, who mockingly labeled Ye a “very charming antisemite,” said his pop cultural impact and youthful audience spread his anti-Jewish sentiments.

“The problem, I think, is that he appeals mostly — of course he's a rockstar — to young people,” Maher remarked. “They don't know much about the Middle East or Jews. … He helped nurture the concept that Israel and Jews are the worst people in the world.

Maher insisted he would not publish the interview to avoid promoting antisemitism. "I won't contribute to this, so I won't air that episode," he stated.

In December, Ye apologized to Jews for his Instagram actions. I meant no disrespect and regret any hurt I caused," he wrote in Hebrew. “I value your forgiveness and am committed to making amends and promoting unity.