13 Years Ago Today: Kanye Said George W. Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People
Kanye West has a good heart, can be out of pocket, construct a musical masterpiece, make people uncomfortable, bring people together and above all else he can get the people going. A true Gemini in every aspect. Along side Mike Myers speaking about Hurricane Katrina victims and ways to help, Kanye spoke his mind on the effort or lack there of President George W. Bush was making, 13 years ago today.
When Kanye and Myers took to the stage at 30 Rockefeller in Manhattan both men looked ready to deliver what was on their hearts. Myers spoke first and delivered his message to the people, Kanye was next and spoke his message not so much the tell-a-prompters.
“I hate the way they portray us in the media,” he said. “If you see a black family, it says, ‘They’re looting.’ You see a white family, it says, ‘They’re looking for food.’ And you know that it’s been five days because most of the people are black. And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite — because I’ve tried to turn away from the TV because it’s too hard to watch. I’ve even been shopping before, even giving a donation. So now I’m calling my business manager right now to see what’s, what is the biggest amount I can give, and, and just to imagine if I was down there, and those are my people down there. So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help with the set-up, the way America is set up to help the, the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, this is — Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way — and they’ve given them permission to go down and shoot us.”
Below you can watch the video and hear the words still talked about today 13 years later in the future.
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