Monday, September 05, 2005

Kanye West Speaks!

My MAIN MAN does it again!

This guy is just not afraid to open his mouth............

NEW YORK - A celebrity telethon for Hurricane Katrina survivors took an unexpected turn when outspoken rapper Kanye West went off script during the live broadcast, declaring America is set up "to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible."

Appearing two-thirds through the program, Mike Myers was paired with West for a 90-second segment that began with Myers speaking of Katrina's devastation.

Then, to Myers' evident surprise, West began a rant by saying, "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. "While allowing that "the Red Cross is doing everything they can," West declared that government authorities are intentionally dragging their feet on aid to the Gulf Coast. Without getting specific, he added, "They've given them permission to go down and shoot us."

After he stated, "George Bush doesn't care about black people," the camera cut away to comedian Chris Tucker.

Kanye West's unscripted comments set off a controversy about whether Bush was indifferent to black people or merely amazingly inept.

The White House, quite unwisely, decided to ignore West's comments, while the usual cast of characters blundered comments about racial division.

But West's comments are far more dangerous to Bush than that. No one on the cable or network news refuted his comments, some seemed to agree with them, or left them hanging, like Ted Koppel did on Friday night. CNN also got some mileage from the comments, but NBC didn't show the video

And this is my post from August 19, 2005

Rapper Kanye West launched into a discussion about hip-hop and homosexuality while being interviewed for an MTV special.

West says "gay" has become an antonym to hip-hop and that it needs to be stopped.West said when he was young, people would call him a "mama's boy," and what happened made him homophobic, "cause it's like I would go back and question myself," West says on the show, "All Eyes on Kanye West", set to be aired Thursday nite at 10:30.

West says he changed his ways, though, when he learned one of his cousin was gay."It was kind of like a turning point when I was like, 'Yo, this is my cousin. I love him and I've been discriminating against gays.'"

Now if only more people felt like this............ D~

1 comment:

Hikaru said...

I certainly hope so.