Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Kanye West Stands By His Slam on Bush: “I Spoke from My Heart”

He didn’t cry exactly but rapper Kayne West assured Barbara Walters last evening on her ‘Ten Most Fascinating People of 2005’ special last evening (I’m sorry but if Kayne West, Dakota Fanning, and Tom Cruise are some of the most fascinating people of the year then this country is truly in a cultural sinkhole) that he meant what he said about President George W. Bush:

Barbara Walters: “During a telethon for Hurricane Katrina, Kanye caused a storm of his own.”

Kanye West on the telethon: “George Bush doesn't care about black people.”

Walters to West: “Do you think what you said then you still feel today?”

West: “I spoke from, I spoke from my heart, and I stand by my statement.”

And yet his explanation fails to clarify why he chose a benefit concert to make this statement and how his CD, which debuted shortly after this statement was given, shot immediately to the top of the charts.