12 years ago, amid the death and tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, Kanye West and comedian Mike Myers stoically appeared on my television screen attempting get people to help those who needed it most during the flooding and chaos of the hurricane.
I recall with great joy how Kayne looked into the camera with disdain in his eyes and truth buoying his voice, said the words that briefly elevated him to the status of a demigod: George Bush doesnt care about black people.
12 years ago today Kanye West spoke from the heart. “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” https://t.co/kraFvYHMWp
The confidence with which he said it, and the look of shock that was on Mike Meyers face, added even more weight to the scenario.
That happened 12 years ago today. Indeed, Kanye Wests already elevated cache went through the stratosphere. When we remove all the flash, fury and fiber optics from the situation, Kayne was just a fed up black guy, hurting and in pain in watching how people of color in New Orleans were suffering in the aftermath of the hurricane, disgusted at how they were being portrayed and the government’s response to their plight.