Kanye West Matt Lauer Interview: Kanye Responds to George Bush
Kanye West Responds to George Bush on Matt Lauer- Video
Kanye West appeared on Matt Lauer's show to respond to former President George W. Bush's claim that Kanye saying that Bush "doesn't care about black people" was the lowest point in his presidency.
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While Kanye West acknowledged that he crossed a line, he stopped short of apologizing, and in fact reasserted that race continues to play a major role in how America conducts its domestic business. He also called Lauer on his tactics, both to his face and later on Twitter.
Kanye West used the word "sorry" only once, in knee-jerk response to Matt Lauer's prompting, but ended up saying that he empathized with Bush in that what he says and does gets blown across headlines, often out of context.
When asked what he would tell the former president face to face, Kanye said, "I would tell George Bush, in my moment of frustration, I didn’t have the grounds to call him a racist. But I believe that in a situation of high emotion like that, we as human beings don’t always choose the right words."
You can watch Kanye West on Matt Lauer below.