- Milo Yiannopoulos no longer works for Ye’s presidential campaign in 2024.
- Yiannopoulos was reportedly fired, the Daily Beast reported.
- Yiannopoulos confirmed the departure on Sunday but said it was a mutual decision.
Alt-right figure and former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos will no longer work with Ye on his 2024 presidential campaign after he was fired, the Daily Beast reported.
In a message posted on Telegram on Sunday, Yiannopoulos confirmed the departure but said the decision was “mutual”.
“You 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 efforts.”
Ye told the paparazzi that Yiannopoulos, who was previously an intern for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, would join his campaign team as campaign manager on November 25 after the rapper announced his intention to run for president in 2024.
Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, continues to be mired in controversy over his anti-Semitism, which has included praising Adolf Hitler and posting a swastika on his Twitter account.
Yiannopoulos was one of the few right-wing figures to join Ye at a dinner party at former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago on November 22. Fuentes, was also present.
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 felt Trump would not handle the news of the meeting properly. once they become public.
“I also wanted to send a message to Trump that he has consistently repeatedly neglected, ignored, abused the people who love him the most, the people who put him in power, and that kind of behavior comes down to bite you. at the end,” Yiannopoulos told NBC News.
Fuentes denied the dinner was a conspiracy against Trump in a Telegram post after the NBC report.
Ye deleted references to Yiannopoulos and Fuentes on his Twitter account on Thursday before being permanently suspended later that day, Newsweek reported.
Yiannopoulos, a longtime right-wing provocateur, resigned as editor of Breitbart News in 2017 after podcast footage emerged of him in which he appeared to condone pedophilia.
After years of living an openly gay life, 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.