Kanye West Faces Backlash After George Floyd Comments

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Kanye West is facing backlash once again for comments he made on the Drink Champs podcast this past weekend. During the interview, Ye said that George Floyd wasn’t murdered and that Candace Owens proved it in her new documentary. He explained, “The George Floyd documentary that Candace Owens put up, one of the things that his two roommates said was ‘they want a tall guy like me’….and the day that he died he said a prayer for eight minutes….they hit him with the fentanyl….if you look the guys knee wasn’t even on his neck like that.”

Meanwhile, the family of George Floyd released a statement via their lawyer, that said they are considering suing Ye. Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt tweeted yesterday (October 16th) that Ye made “false statements” about the manner of Floyd’s death. He wrote, “While one cannot defame the dead, the family of #GeorgeFloyd is considering suit for Kanye’s false statements about the manner of his death. Claiming Floyd died from fentanyl not the brutality established criminally and civilly undermines & diminishes the Floyd family’s fight.”

An independent autopsy found that Floyd died from “asphyxia due to sustained forceful pressure.”

Stephen Jackson, former NBA player and friend of Floyd, posted a video in response to West’s comments, telling West to talk to people who actually knew Floyd, instead of believing “clout chasers” who have made a living off of dishonoring Floyd’s name.


Elsewhere in the interview, Ye revealed that Drake is “the greatest rapper of all time.” When asked what he meant when he said that Drake was the type that would “f*ck ya baby mamas mama.” Ye responded, “Cory knows what it means.”

He also doubled down on his comments on his Jewish people, saying that his comments aren’t offensive because black people are the real Jewish people. He said, “Jewish people have owned the black voice. Either it’s through us wearing the Ralph Lauren shirt, or it’s all of us being signed to a record label or having a Jewish manager, or being signed to a Jewish basketball team, or doing a movie on a Jewish platform like Disney. I respect what the Jewish people have done, and how they brought their people together.”

He also reacted to ex-wife Kim saying that she slept wth Pete Davidson in front of a fireplace to honor her grandmother, saying, ‘Kim is a Christian. On TMZ I just saw yesterday it said, “Pete Davidson and Kim had sex by the fireplace to honor they grandmother. It’s Jewish Zionists that’s about that life, that’s telling this Christian woman that has four Black children to put that out as a message in the media.”

He added, “So when I drive by and I see the Hulu ads and I see the JP Morgan ads, I’ma let y’all know right now, the devil is a defeated foe.”


Meanwhile, even Donald Trump is commenting on Kanye’s latest antics. According to Rolling Stone, sources say that Trump says Ye is acting too “crazy” and needs some professional “help.”