On Tuesday rapper Lupe Fiasco dropped the following track. Pay attention to the 1:08 mark, in which he says the anti-Semitic verse: Artists gettin’ robbed for their publishing / By dirty Jewish execs who think that it’s alms from the covenant.

SoundCloud initially took the song down. Responses to the anti-Semitic lyrics poured in (here’s one from a fan with a Palestinian roommates), then he apparently called it quits.

ADL head Jonathan Greenblatt called the lyrics “offensive,” adding that they “reinforce the anti-Semitic myth of Jewish control of the music industry, a stereotype that has been exploited in recent years by well-known hatemongers. It is irresponsible for a recording artist to perpetuate the hateful anti-Semitic stereotype of the ‘greedy Jew.’ ”

Then, Greenblatt and Lupe Fiasco got into it. Here’s the rapper, whose Twitter user name is “@peace,” defending himself:

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