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.
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.
The family of George Floyd should sue Kanye for defamation. Toxicologist testified that drugs did not kill George Floyd. https://t.co/hnZs0cc5ZL
— Fallon Fox (@FallonFox) October 16, 2022
“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.”
Revolt "fact checked" Kanye's Drink Champs appearance, then deleted both the tweet and the article, but nothing ever really dies on the internet. pic.twitter.com/pnsSOxw2WY
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) October 16, 2022
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.
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.
— Lee Merritt (@MerrittForTexas) October 16, 2022
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.
Some things ought to matter more than views..I love y'all but this was bad
— Jay Smooth (@jsmooth995) October 16, 2022
Check out some more reactions to the Drink Champs interview below.
Did you watch the documentary? I mean how ignorant are we going to be? Kanye is accurately referring to the trial— everything was clarified in the George Floyd trial where they showed the full arrest tape from different angles.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 16, 2022
@kanyewest THE HATRED YOU HAVE FOR BLACKS IS SAD. N they STILL SUPPORT YOUR COON ASS. First Slavery was a choice,white lives matter,now George Floyd etc.N ITS SAD THAT BLACKS WITH A PLATFORM AINT TELLING U SHIT for ATTACKING OUR RACE LIKE U DO #WELLIAM U SICK FRFR
— Boosie BadAzz (@BOOSIEOFFICIAL) October 16, 2022
He did watch it and he does get it, but it doesn't pay to acknowledge that
— John Dave Irving (@jdur66) October 16, 2022
Kanye basically said GF was targeted to be murdered by white people and related that to how he believes Virgil was murdered by white people. What are people hearing when they listen to that clip?
— I Hate Florida Evans (@poorAlien) October 16, 2022
The fact @noreaga knows he said some problematic shit like this on his platform and STILL was like “this good content”
— Sheeeesh713 (@sheeeesh713) October 16, 2022
His shirt not even the problem rn watch his interview he just did about George Floyd
— mu ✦ (@ichigoat4k) October 16, 2022
Not surprisingly, he says he got his understanding from a Candace Owens documentary.
That's how you know the whole argument was reverse engineered to arrive at the conclusion that the officer was innocent.
— awwHALEnaww (@awwHALEnaww) October 16, 2022