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Old 09-02-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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Holy Kanye! Anybody else see this?

This was really bizarre to watch. What do you think?

Kanye West Slams Bush In Live Telethon
Ryan Burrow - Chicago

During NBC's live broadcast of Concert for Hurricane Relief rapper Kanye West, in what appeared to be an impromptu address, told viewers that National Guardsmen were given the unfair order to shoot at African-Americans on the streets of New Orleans.

In a stumbling, yet defiant statement, West proclaimed that when African-Americans were caught stealing in New Orleans, they were called looters. However when whites were caught, they were just feeding their families.

He was joined by former Saturday Night Live star Mike Myers, who returned to the script, and seemed frustrated by the the rapper's remarks.

West then declared "George Bush doesn't care about black people." Before the rapper could complete his statement, NBC producers cut away.

The hour-long NBC telethon Friday raised money for the Red Cross. Other musicians included Harry Connick Junior, Tim McGraw, and Aaron Neville.

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Jesse Jackson on Larry King Live pretty much agreed with the comments saying Bush "is not acting like he cares about black people"
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Originally posted by trevster2k
Jesse Jackson on Larry King Live pretty much agreed with the comments saying Bush "is not acting like he cares about black people"
Yes, but he wasn't bizarre to watch.

The Kanye thing was kind of weird. I'm not getting into his message, but the timing was odd if you watch the clip.

I hope the media doesn't just focus in on this (not the racism issue, but the "OMG, did you hear what Kanye did?!" aspect). The media has been doing a really good job covering the story so far, I hope they don't go off on a tangent .
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I saw it and yes it was weird. I thought to myself "wow here is a telethon to help the victims and it doesn't seem very professional at all"

I do however think he might have a point. Most of the people left behind are poor, black or old.

I heard last night that 50% of New Olreans' children live below the poverty level. That is rather...shall I say disgusting...considering we are spending trillions of dollars in Iraq.
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Kanye rules! Power to the people!
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Kanye West is fucking brilliant.
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CNN showed the clip a little while ago. It was rather bizarre. I can sort of see why some people would say it's inappropriate because it was a telethon but he seemed really emotional and shaken up by what he's been seeing on the news.
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The look on Mike Myers' face when Kanye said that!!

But seriously...it was a total stream-of-consciousness, he looked (and sounded) pissed nearly to the point of tears, and in all honesty, I think he has a right to be upset.

Perhaps there is a grain of truth in it, after all.
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I was flipping channels and happened to catch it. I had been watching Larry King, and about the time he brought it up to Jesse Jackson was when I got a phone call and didn't hear Jesse's response.
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screw kanye!
That's a reasonable reaction, buddy...

Kanye is absolutely right. I love that someone spoke their mind as opposed to simply reading off a teleprompter. He seemed quite disturbed by the whole situation, even to the point where he was choking up at a couple parts. I believe he is completely genuine and I like that he has the balls to say what he wants to say.

Not only that, but Late Registration is a great record.
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:29 AM   #14
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Re: Holy Kanye! Anybody else see this?

Originally posted by Spiral_Staircase
(Kayne) told viewers that National Guardsmen were given the unfair order to shoot at African-Americans on the streets of New Orleans.

Yes, Kanye, I'm sure that's EXACTLY how the NG directive was worded..... Way ta go, homie, I'm sure that one got the phones ringing of the wall.

The point he misses(gasp!) is that the task of delivering aid to a town that size under those circumstances isn't something that happens quickly. It isn't the same as asking Dominos to deliver 10 pies to somebody's corporate office...

Until then, all we'll see are the unfortunate sights we are seeing now.

To compound matters, no rescue/relief worker in their right mind would set one foot in that town before order is restored.

Restoring that order is a job that will take some tough, decisive actions on the part of the Natl gaurd REGARDLESS of race.

Relief workers need to be able to do their job without fear of being raped or murdered.

Meanwhile, the people in Mississippi and Alabama (the places where the hurricane actually HIT) aren't getting Jack Squat. they're the ones who should be pissed.
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