This is turning into something that I am beginning to think is a bunch of bullshit in the media. Let’s keep it 100% folks. Do you really think George W. Bush is going to admit to not liking black people? That’s like asking people if they like eating rat meat for dinner. No one wants to admit to something like that not even a former president of the United States. Dude is trying to sell a book for goodness sake…Bush entire promotional tour is not working for me, but nobody asked me. I will wait for the book to hit the library shelves. Kanye West said what was on his mind during a time based what was happening to a group of poor black folks. The entire world was gagging…trust me! We have never witness anything like katrina during our entire lifetime on television…..folks were saying a lot of things about Bush. West was simply being more candid than most folks would have liked him to be…YUP! No one wants a black person to say to a white person, “you a racist and you don’t like black people.” Those words could have very well been true at the time.
Check out the interview….by now everyone should know that Kanye West speaks whatever is on his mind at the very moment the emotion triggers. What should be really disturbing to folks is that Bush is telling folks the lowest moment of his presidency is when West said “he dislike black people?” Oh really! Not the war, Katrina, foreclosure and Bush is promoting his book by using the slogan “I’m not a hater,” Bush said. “I don’t hate Kanye West. I was talking about an environment in which people were willing to say things that hurt. Nobody wants to be called a racist if in your heart you believe in equality of races.” That is one way to distract the American people about how we all gpt caught up in this economical mess. I won’t answer the questions everyone wants to hear the answers to, the media guys and I will focus on how Kanye West hurt my feelings. Screw that….I want to know what was really going on during the downfall of our economy when Bush sat in office. He served for eight years, clearly he has a lot to say about those moments behind the White House doors when his administration drove our economy into the ground?
What I want to know is why is the media focusing on Kanye West comment to Bush when they have the opportunity to probe our former president of the United States to answer questions pertaining to his leadership? President Barack Obama is being blamed for decisions the Bush administration made while he was in the White House. Why are we being blindsighted into believing that President Obama is not being effective and put in the position to clean up the mess left by Bush?
After taping his response to Lauer’s interview with former president George W. Bush where Bush calls Kanye’s “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” remark the “most disgusting” moment in his presidency, Kanye raged against the interview on his Twitter, saying, “I went up there to express how I was empathetic to Bush because I labeled him a racist and years later I got labeled as a racist. While I was trying to give the interview they started playing the ‘MTV’ under me with audio!!!!!!! I don’t mess with Matt Lauer or the Today Show … and that’s a very nice way for me to put it! HE TRIED TO FORCE MY ANSWERS. IT WAS VERY BRUTAL AND I CAME THERE WITH ONLY POSITIVE INTENT.”
Lauer aired the interview this morning (November 11), and the tension Kanye felt during the interview was just as clear on-screen as it was in his Twitter rant. He explained he was empathetic with the former president, just as he said on Twitter, but Lauer wanted more, asking Kanye to take a look at the emotion on Bush’s face as he talked about him. “I didn’t need you guys to show me the tape in order to prompt my emotion as to what I’m going to say,” West said. “Pre-looking at his face, I came up here because I wanted to say something to him right after the fact….I don’t need all the jazz.”
Lauer later played the moment in the interview Kanye ranted about on Twitter. Kanye tried explaining the parallels between him accusing Bush of racism to his being accused of being a racist after interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMAs. During which, the VMA clip played. “Yo, how am I supposed to talk if you’re going to run this thing while I’m talking? Please don’t let that happen again. That’s like ridiculous.”
Lauer commented after showing the segment of the interview that the practice of running footage of an incident a guest is talking about is “something we do every day.” “There was nothing improper about it — nothing unusual about it whatsoever.”
Kanye will be back on Today for a concert at Rockefeller Plaza on November 26 to promote his new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
@Kanye West enough with this nonsense of explaining to everyone in the media why you called Bush out. You have already apologize more than once and at some point you have to let it go. Let those folks talk about it and hang on to it…..dude you have music to focus on. My niece has a slogan that I find is helpful in maintaining her focus on her academic studies. Take what you need from it and throw away the rest. Now pull yourself together young man!