A mural of Kanye West in Chicago was painted over this week as the rapper continues to face backlash over his vile anti-Semitic rant.
A video posted to Twitter Wednesday shows someone using black paint to cover the 14-foot depiction of the rapper, now known as Ye, on the side of a building in the city’s West Loop neighborhood.
The artist behind the work, Jason M. Peterson, later posted an image of the blacked-out mural to his Instagram Story, saying “We need better role models.”
The removal of the mural is the latest blow to West, 45, who grew up in Chicago after moving there with his late mother, Donda, as a child.
West and ex-wife Kim Kardashian, 42, also named their third child and second daughter after the Windy City.
The rapper-cum-sneaker mogul has lost a number of corporate partnerships this week in the wake of his anti-Semitic Twitter tirade earlier this month.
Most notably, Adidas terminated the lucrative Yeezy brand collaboration, resulting in West losing his billionaire status. West retaliated by taunting the brand on social media, apparently unbothered by his apparent fall from grace.
News of the mural’s re-coating comes shortly after sources close to West divulged his “obsession” with Adolf Hitler, confirming that he even tried to title his 2018 album after the infamous world leader.
“He would praise Hitler by saying how incredible it was that he was able to accumulate so much power and would talk about all the great things he and the Nazi Party achieved for the German people,” one former colleague alleged.
Speaking to Block Club Chicago, Peterson said he removed the mural at the behest of the building’s owner, who is Jewish. The artist declined to comment further.