Kanye West Apologizes for George W. Bush Comment

By Amanda Bolden-Weaver,
The artist said he now understands how being called racist can feel

Controversial hip-hop artist Kanye West is apologizing for "playing the race card" on former president George W. Bush.

The hip-hop star, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, claimed that "George Bush doesn't care about black people." The former president has said, in his memoir "Decision Points," that that was the low point in his presidency.

But now, West admits that he was "too quick to pull the race card," and that he feels he can connect with the president on a "human level," according to the New York Times.

In a sit down with KBXX radio in Houston on Wednesday, West said that he now understands how Bush felt, since he was labeled a bigot after interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech during the MTV awards last year.

"With both situations, it was basically a lack of compassion that America saw in the situation. With him, it was a lack of compassion with 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 thier moment," West said.



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