Kanye West Understands George W. Bush Now

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Kanye West has issued a response to George W. Bush in light of the ex-president's shocking admission that West's comment "George Bush doesn't care about black people" was the lowest point of his presidency, and surprisingly, the rapper has drastically changed his tune in the five years since.

During a phone interview for a Houston radio station, West revealed that the Taylor Swift incident changed his perspective and helped him grow into a different person who can more easily sympathize with how Bush was attacked by the American public.

"I definitely can understand the way he feels, to be accused of being a racist in any way, because the same thing happened to me, where I got accused of being a racist. For both situations, it was basically a lack of compassion that America felt in that situation. With him, it was a lack of compassion of him not rushing, him not taking the time to rush down to New Orleans. For me, it was a lack of compassion of cutting someone off in their moment. But nonetheless, I think we’re all quick to pull a race card in America. And now I’m more open, and the poetic justice that I feel, to have went through the same thing that he went [through] — and now I really more connect with him on just a humanitarian level."

Bush was thoroughly "disgusted" by Kanye's comment labeling him as a racist, saying, "I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. It’s one thing to say, ‘I don’t appreciate the way he’s handled his business.’ It’s another thing to say, ‘This man’s a racist.’ I resent it, it’s not true."

Listen to Kanye's radio interview here:

What do you think about Kanye's kind words to George W. Bush? Tell us in the comments section. 

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  • MissScarlet
    MissScarlet

    Worst moment of his presidency? How about 9/11? They are misquoting him. In the book it says that it was one of the most "disgusting" moments in his presidency. Disgusting is not the same as worst. This is why you don't take everything you read for fact, especially if it's on a news source as unreliable as Celebuzz...

  • spiniton85
    spiniton85

    oh my gosh... for the first time and probably the last in my life, I actually agree with Kanye. people are way to quick to pull the race card.

  • CJ
    CJ

    Sabdue, EXACTLY what i was thinking! Lame but not surprising sadly...

  • sabdue
    sabdue

    Worst moment of his presidency? How about 9/11?

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