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09.07.05 12:31 PM

kanye west and rhymefest katrina real talk

Kanye West told the world: "George Bush doesn’t care about black people."

"[Kanye's] a hero 'cause he said something that we're too scared to say," Rhymefest said of West's words, which echoed around the world.

During a live telethon for hurricane relief on MSNBC, West and Mike Myers were set to speak for 90 seconds about the disaster. After Myers made his comments, West ignored the script on the TelePrompTer and instead looked into the cameras and stated: "I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family, it says they're looting. If you see a white family, they're looking for food."

Then he added, "George Bush doesn’t care about black people," and was immediately cut off.

See the clip for yourself here


I've been sitting glued to the television the past few days, flipping back-and-forth (FOX News, MSNBC, CNN). Shit I just may need therapy after having all of those images transfixed in the cerebellum. My father's eldest daughter - who I haven't really spoken to over the years - lives in New Orleans. Is she OK?

Oprah and Geraldo are dramatic. The really know how to dramatize the event and get the human emotion pumping. They both cried on their shows. Both of them and their staffs, doing things above the call of duty.

Recovery and Relief? How will the people who experienced this recover - ever? There is some long-term PTSD going on here. Long term.

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