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Kanye West apologizes for calling George W. Bush a racist




It only took five years and a complete emotional meltdown after embarrassing himself and Taylor Swift at the VMAs, but Kanye West has apologized for calling George W. Bush a racist in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Now we're wondering what kind of cut he's getting from Bush's new memoir, Decision Points.

"I definitely can understand the way he feels to be accused of being a racist in any way because the same thing happened to me when I got accused of being racist," West said during a Wednesday interview with Houston's KBXX radio station. "With both situations, it was basically a lack of compassion that America saw in that situation. With him, it was a lack of compassion with him not rushing, you know, him not taking the time to rush down to New Orleans. With me, it was a lack of compassion of cutting someone off in their moment."

To be fair, it was more anger over someone not doing anything in that moment, but we digress: "But nonetheless, you know, I think we’re all quick to pull a race card in America," West continued. "And now I’m more open and the poetic justice that I feel to have went through the same thing that he went. And now I really more connect with him just on a humanitarian level because that next morning, the next morning when he felt that, I felt that same thing, too."

We appreciate the candor, but ruining a singer's moment of glory because you're drunk on vodka is a far cry from telling Brownie he did a heck of a job while people beg for water at the Superdome. Of course, Bush didn't go on a telethon to call Kanye out for hating white girls, either.

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[Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 4:24pm]


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