Kanye West Apologizes
You may recall Kanye West had dust-ups with Taylor Swift and President George W. Bush. West won’t apologize to Taylor Swift, but he did say he was sorry to referring to the former President, as a racist.
In a taped interview on NBC’s “Today” show, the often-impulsive rapper told Matt Lauer that he now regrets having said after Hurricane Katrina that Bush “doesn’t care about black people.”
“I would tell George Bush: In my moment of frustration, I didn’t have the grounds to call him a racist,” West said. “I believe that in a situation of high emotion like that, we as human beings don’t always choose the right words.”
In Bush’s new memoir, “Decision Points,” Bush calls the moment “disgusting” and the lowest ebb of his presidency.
Appearing separately on “Today,” Bush, upon seeing a video of West’s remarks, replied, “I appreciate that.” But he added: “It wasn’t just Kanye West who was talking like that during Katrina. I cited him as an example.”
Asked if he forgives West, Bush said “absolutely.”