An Australian government minister has said celebrity rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, could be refused a visa to visit Australia due to anti-Semitic comments.

Australia’s Education Minister Jason Clare was responding on Wednesday to media reports that the US celebrity intended to visit the family of his new Australian partner Bianca Censori in Melbourne

Clare said he did not know if Ye had applied for a visa but that Australia has previously refused entry to people with anti-Semitic views.

“I don’t know if he’s applied for a visa yet but google it and you’ll see that it seems like he’s a pretty big fan of a person who killed six million Jewish people last century,”

Clare told the Today show on Australia’s Nine Network television. “People like that who’ve applied for visas to get into Australia in the past have been rejected.

I expect that if he does apply, he would have to go through the same process and answer the same questions they did.”

Seven Network News reported that Ye and Censori intend to visit her family who live in the northeast Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe next week.