The rapper causes controversy on Hurricane Katrina benefit show…
KAYNE WEST has caused controversy by attacking GEORGE W BUSH’s handling of the NEW ORLEANS crisis live on American television.
The rapper-producer was taking part in a telethon for the victims of Hurricane Katrina when he spoke out about the treatment black people in the disaster.
“I hate the way they treat us in the media, when you see a black family it says they’re looting when you see a white family it says they’re looking for food,” said West before personally targeting the President.
“George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” he declared adding that America is set up “to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible”, Billboard reports.
West then praised the Red Cross’ efforts saying they were doing “everything they can”.
NBC, the network that aired the programme, quickly distanced itself from West, declaring he had “departed from the scripted comments that were prepared for him”, while some American commentators attacked his comments.
West has become increasingly vocal on political matters of late and recently used the video for his ’Diamonds From Sierra Leon’ single to highlight the suffering caused by conflict diamonds and the human rights abuses that occur in mining them.