Saturday, September 03, 2005

Well, it wasn't cursing

If you all didn't watch the hurricane relief concert, you missed a wonderful mishap resulting from the dynamics of live broadcasts.

Kanye West decided that he was not going to read the script. He decided he was going to point out that the government's help was too late in coming and that it is unacceptable that they are pointing guns at the people of New Orleans as if they were in Iraq. Mike Myers kept a straight face and kept reading his lines as though nothing was happening--what a pro. Kanye then went on to finish his bit by saying "George Bush doesn't care about black people".

Apparently, the editors were only looking for curse words so they didn't notice Kanye had diverted from his script. I noticed after about 30 sec, but maybe they wanted him to say what he did because it is what a lot of us are thinking right now. He's an angry rapper who already hated GWs; what did they expect?

You really missed something.


At 12:29 PM, Blogger shrinkykitten said...

According to that article, it will be rebroadcast on BET, and you can bet they will not censor it.

At 9:53 PM, Blogger Piece of Work said...

I saw the clip on the NBC website, and it wasn't censored. (I can't remember now which blog directed me to it)

YOu could tell Kanye was nervous, and pissed off, as we all are.

At 11:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with voicing your opinion on national television. I think Kanye is right. Bush does not like black people and he has made that very clear by not getting aid to those people sooner. During the Tsunami, those people had assistance within a couple of hours compared to the people in New Orleans.
We really need to wake up and realize that the federal government will always play the race and the class card in any situation.


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