Friday, September 09, 2005
"George Bush doesn't care about black people," – Kanye West
“On September 10 Kanye West unleashed an anti-Bush tirade at NBC's A Concert for Hurricane Relief Friday, ignoring the teleprompter and proclaiming, "George Bush doesn't care about black people," According to Rolling Stone.
The Grammy-winning rapper said, "I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family, it says they're looting. See a white family, it says they're looking for food."
He also declared that government authorities are purposefully dragging their feet on aiding the ravaged Gulf Coast. "They've given them permission to go down and shoot us," West said without specifics. The camera cut away to comedian Chris Tucker shortly thereafter.
Also according to Rolling Stone:
“West will take part in "ReAct Now: Music and Relief," a concert to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina, on MTV, VH1 and CMT.”
There has already been criticism in The Wichita Eagle, of Kansas, Sept. 7, 2005, by a letter writer who was “outraged at rapper Kanye West and other critics who have turned the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina into an issue of ethnicity and race.”
Of course they are outraged. Modern racists are subtle and they never want to be reminded of how racist our country still is. The election of President George Bush is proof enough.
West’s music can be found at Danceage. Be careful downloading any of this music, to avoid spy ware.