Even George Bush is Talking About Kanye West
Thu, 04 Nov 2010 12:01:06
Kanye West has really run afoul of the men who have held the post of "leader of the free world!"
First current president Barack Obama reportedly called him a "jack ass" for his actions toward that million seller Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs. Now, former president George W. Bush is talking about the incendiary Kanye West. In a new interview, former President George W. Bush commented on Kanye West's infamous 2004 remark that "George Bush doesn't care about black people." In an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, Bush called the moment "the most disgusting moment in my Presidency" and added, "He called me a racist. And I didn't appreciate it then. I don't appreciate it now."
I'd have thought that September 11 would have been Bush's all-time low, but what the hell do I know.
West actually called into a Houston radio station on Wednesday and said the following about Bush's comments: "Well, I definitely can understand the way he feels to be accused of being a racist in anyway. The same thing happened to me -- I got accused of being a racist." West was obviously referring to the backlash laid at his doorstep after last year's Swift situation. He did, by the way, congratulate her on her sales feat this week!
He continued, "With both situations it was a lack of compassion America felt. With him, it was a lack of compassion for not rushing or taking the time to rush down to New Orleans. For me, it was a lack of compassion for cutting someone off in their moment."
West also said that Americans are quick to pull the race card and that he feels more connected to George Bush now that he's gone through a similar situation. "Now, I'm more open and the poetic justice I felt to have gone through the things he went and now I'm more connected to him on humanitarian level. Because the next morning when he felt that I felt that, the next morning too," he said.
What does it say about pop culture and about West's star power (or maybe his Q score) that not one but TWO presidents have commented on his actions?