Skip to comments.Singer Kanye West Insults President Bush at NBC Disaster Relief Special
Posted on 09/02/2005 6:50:14 PM PDT by Stajack
Kanye West Ruins Relief Show
At a Red Cross benefit shown on NBC for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief, singer Kanye West launched a vicious attack on President Bush, stating that "George Bush doesn't care about black people."
(JND) - In a selfish and unprofessional move, Kanye West used a Red Cross benefit to benefit his own personal platform Friday night during the NBC Hurricane Katrina Relief program.
In a disgusting display, West strayed from his prepared script to offer an overflow of hatred from his mouth, taking the spotlight off of the matter at hand, turning the relief program into his own personal soapbox.
Just before being cut-off by NBC executives, West stated: "George Bush doesn't care about black people."
West appeared on-screen with comedian Mike Myers, who was obviously shaken by West's remarks. At one point Myers attempted to put an end to the tirade.
NBC beat him to the punch, cutting to a shot of actor Chris Tucker.
Other comments by West: "They're saying black families are looting and white families are just looking for food...they're giving the (Army) permission to shoot us..."
Previously best known for producing hit singles for Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, and Ludacris, Kanye himself worked on a solo album for a long period of time, having the release pushed back time and time again. Due to his appearance and overall style, West struggled to find a way to get his own voice on record. Multiple record companies put him aside due to the fact that West is from the suburbs of Chicago, not a former 'street hustler' or even one that wears the orthodox hip-hop apparel. A car crash on October 23, 2002 left his jaw fractured in three places, with his mouth still wired shut and only weeks after having an encounter with death, Kanye West began recording "Through The Wire," reliving his near-fatal accident. "Through The Wire", which sampled Chaka Khan's classic track "Through The Fire", would eventually become his lead single from The College Dropout, which was released on Roc-a-Fella Records in February 2004.
Kanye West also has his own clothing line - "Pastel Clothing" , and his own record label - "GOOD Music" (an acronym for Getting Out Our Dreams), under which John Legend's platinum selling debut album Get Lifted has been released, along with Common's latest album - "Be". Other artists on his label include GLC, Consequence, and Farnsworth Bentley.
On August 30th, 2005, Kanye West released his second album Late Registration. "Diamonds (From Sierra Leone)" (which contained samples from Shirley Bassey's "Diamonds Are Forever") and "Gold Digger", were the first two singles from Late Registration. West announced that his 3rd and 4th albums will be titled "Graduation" and "A Good Ass Job", respectively.
You mean this friendly looking individual?
Posted three times already and every time I read it I get pissed a little more.
What is a Kanye West ? .. Her an the broom she flew in on....
Wouldnt be any sense in being a fool if you couldnt act like a fool.
Condi needs to b!tch slap this idiot.
I've never heard of it, but since it has apparently brought up the subject of 'race' in it's tirade it has opened itself up to examination along that line:
What. Color. Is. It?
Ah - I see in post 4 what color it is (should refresh my main list more frequently before posting).
It is to be ignored.
I'd tell you what Kanye West is but it would get me suspended.
You'd think Bush did the surveying for the French in 1718 or something.
Graduate of the Jesse Jackson poverty pimping school of racial and ethnic divisions...specializing in white Republican bogeymen.
we can hope that Kanye West has set fire to his career and it will go up in smoke , F**K that POS and everyone connected to his business ventures
Or is it your music that gives your people the permission to shoot your people.
Never heard of her/him.
That's what NBC gets for putting some thug rapper on the fundraising show. I'm sure this caused a lot of dollars that would have been contributed to stay in pockets or go elsewhere.
Once again the dinosaur media shoots itself in the foot like a second lieutenant!
BTW, let me know when Nothing But Communists says something nice about President Bush. I just might start watching again.
I couldnt understand what he was saying and all I heard was Bush doesnt care about black people. Where was Kanye West Tuesday< Wedensday, thursday ?
Just who the "F" is Kanye West?
More importantly, just who the "F" cares?
I give up. Beam me up, Scotty. There's no intelligent life here.
I am so glad that I didn't watch this poor excuse for a human being this evening. Is there any wonder why authority is not respected when you have "supposed role models" spewing hatred and disrespect. I have never heard of this person but will not forget his/her name. What a fool!
"West is from the suburbs of Chicago"
"Graduate of the Jesse Jackson poverty pimping school of racial and ethnic divisions...specializing in white Republican bogeymen."
Both of these statements tell me everything that I need to know about this waste of dna.
Just another ignorant singer/ entertainer who was so smart he couldn't hack high school. Reminds me of Sean Penn and the rest of our HS dropouts whose only arguments are an appeal to raw emotion and little more.
You hit it on the head. Kanye wasn't just insulting the President. And I am sure President Bush won't lose any sleep over it. But he is also dissing those brave people who are busting their asses to save people there, and he makes it sound like they are doing nothing. They are really the ones he is insulting.
Kanye got his NAACP talking points, I see.
Here's a link for y'all http://top40-charts.com/news.php?nid=16744
Juice News? Is that an all-Juice Newton site?
Love his "do", man
The Red Cross should ask this creep to issue an apology, and the Red Cross should also issue an apology to Our President.
My donation isn't going to the Red Cross! I'll send the check to the Salvation Army!
That darn Bush. By the way who the hell is Kenya West. Isn't that a place? It's amazing - no it's not - that Matt Libber would even allow someone who can't complete a coherent sentence on his show. I figgered he woulda selected who finish a sentence could people his show on. OK? OK
Pretty much tell ya what he would have been doing had he been rollin' with the homies
This is sheer racist demagoguery.
I'll watch NY Yankees at Oakland A's , all the poisonous crazy S**T will still be unfolding after the game , I'm very fortunate to have been working a great job and NOT listening or watching any of this during the day,... every night I see the same legless amputee in the wheelchair , and then the woman being lifted in the chopper's rescue basket , oh sure there are thoughtful insights here on FR,... I'll check in , Al Leiter[a good GOPer] pitching for the Yankees
In other words, he's totally and completely useless. Just more ghetto crap excreted on society.
Agreed! And, as I posted before...
I like that. Covert.
link to the video clip
Who cares. He/She isn't worth the distinction.
This is NBC's response to my angry email.
Send your views on the rant to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Statement from NBC regarding tonight's comments from Kanye West on the telethon:
"Tonight's telecast was a live television event wrought with emotion. Kanye West departed from the scripted comments that were prepared for him, and his opinions in no way represent the views of the networks. It would be most unfortunate if the efforts of the artists who participated tonight and the generosity of millions of Americans who are helping those in need are overshadowed by one person's opinion."
Here's one. My donations will go to my church, not to angry blacks who hate my president and my country.
Oh boo hoo, their agents told them to do it because it would be good PR for them.
Just so we don't forget, check this out.
I don't believe it for a second. NBC was hoping one of these ignorant fools would express what the executives were thinking. Has NBC ever got anything right?
On the contrary, I predict he'll be on the cover of Rolling Stone now.
If the thug's views were not that of the network then Matt
"Lower" should have said it!