Jay-Z Backs Kanye West’s Katrina Comment, Has Words For President Bush
Hip hop mogul Jay-Z is in the news for making comments that he agreed with Kanye West’s “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” comment back during Katrina.
Jay-Z was asked by Associated Press about his comments made in his new book Decoded and the hip hop mogul, businessman and new author backed artist Kanye and called out President Gerorge W. Bush.
In the interview as seen here on MSNBC, Jay-Z was asked by Associated Press about his “thoughts” on Kanye apologizing for his now infamous “”George Bush doesn’t care about black people” comment, which Bush later accepted Kanye’s apology, as reported on HipHopRX.com.
Jay-Z claims he believes what “Kanye went through was, he himself became that, over the Taylor Swift incident” and “people said he was racist.”
“[Kanye] is not a racist person, so it made him reflect on the comments that he made,” Jay-Z said adding “I 100 percent agreed with the comments that he made, because again … it felt like it was being done to black people. Like all you saw on the news was black people on the news with help signs and all this stuff, and then you have this picture of the commander in chief, who we all rely on, just flying by.”
Then reflecting on the Katrina incident Jay-Z asks, “If that had happened anywhere else besides New Orleans, would the response (have) been so slow? Would Bush (have) been on the ground? Just the fact that he thinks that the worst thing that happened to him is Kanye saying something about him. Like, what? That alone shows you where his mind is. Are you kidding me?”
In related news, Jay-Z’s new book ‘Decoded,’ which was released on November 16, 2010 under Spiegel & Grau, topped the New York Times Best Sellers List debuting at #3 on the list falling short of the No 1 position only behind President George W. Bush’s ‘Decision Points,’ as reported on HipHopRX.com.
The book Decoded, which was first an assumed autobiography, is a collection of Jay-Z lyrics with the story behind them telling the life of Jay-Z as he wrote them down in his rhymes.