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Kanye’s Drink Champs George Floyd Remark May Get Lawsuit

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Kanye West is once again being talked about in a negative light after an interview conducted by Drink Champs that has Revolt also getting backlash.

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Candace Owens and Kanye West have been trending on the internet in the last two weeks and it continues after an interview on Drink Champs. During this explosive interview, Drake was called the “greatest rapper ever” and Diddy received another diss from the Yeezy creator. What is the most responsive content is the George Floyd comments that are also getting the host of the show into hot water as well for airing it.

Ye had praise for conservative pundit Candace Owens and her documentary on the murder of George Floyd, and viewers were outraged when he said Floyd died from fentanyl rather than from being asphyxiated. “If you look, the guy’s neck wasn’t even on his neck like that,” the rapper said. Authorities determined that the cause of death was the pressure from the officer’s knee.  N.O.R.E., the Drink Champs podcast, and Revolt TV are usually loved by social media, but many believe this time the program did not do justice in challenging the guest’s remarks.

“But when you wear the White Lives Matter shirt, it kinda takes away from everything from Black people. Because what it is is the same way you wear the confederate flag, and we’re like, ‘Damn.’ And I know you. I love you. I f**k with you, you my brother. So I take this. And I’m a real n***a. And I’m a real n***a in the streets every day. But, even me, I question, like, why would you try to… Like, even when you said, George Floyd […] ‘I can prove that somebody wasn’t on his neck.’ We don’t even care about that, Ye.”

“We Black people,” N.O.R.E. continued. “We… we’re Black Panthers. We’re the people that you gotta f**k with. You… we f**ked with you when it was time to say that we f**ked with you. We wanna continue to follow you. We do. You are Ye. But when the White Lives Matter… We know white lives matter. We know that. But Black Lives Matter… When we are getting killed every f**king single day, we have to notice that.”

 

Eventually, Kanye said that “White Lives Matter doesn’t mean that Black lives don’t matter,” to which the podcast host responded with, “That’s what we need you to say, Ye.” Check out the back and forth in the video below.

 

 

The family of George Floyd is not happy with Kanye’s comments and a legal representative has stated a lawsuit may be forthcoming. “While one cannot defame the dead, the family of #GeorgeFloyd is considering suit for Kanye’s false statements about the manner of his death. Claiming Floyd died from fentanyl not the brutality established criminally and civilly undermines & diminishes the Floyd family’s fight”, says Lee Merritt.

Additionally, the episode aired with a disclaimer that the podcast provides “a platform or creatives to express their personal views or opinions without restriction or censorship” and does not represent the views of Revolt TV, its owner Diddy (an ironic consideration in Kanye’s case), or their affiliate companies.

Many have also pointed out how Kanye’s episode on LeBron James’ show The Shop was pulled for inciting more hate speech.

Check out some more reactions to the Drink Champs interview below.