The Yeezy creator has come under heavy fire for recent remarks made, about George Floyd during an interview. Ye said Floyd died of the drug fentanyl, and not from the actions of the Minnesota police officer who was convicted of his murder.
“They hit him with the fentanyl. If you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that,” West claimed on Sunday’s episode of the Revolt TV show “Drink Champs.”
The forty-five year old rapper made the claim after saying he recently attended the premiere of “Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM,” a documentary by conservative commentator Candace Owens. Floyd died in May 2020 after police officer, Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for about nine minutes. Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years behind bars last year on murder and manslaughter charges in Minnesota, and 21 years in July after a federal trial.
West’s comments could prompt legal action, civil rights attorney Lee Merritt said Sunday. “While one cannot defame the dead, the family of George Floyd is considering suit for Kanye’s false statements about the manner of his death,” Merritt tweeted. “Claiming Floyd died from fentanyl not the brutality established criminally and civilly undermines & diminishes the Floyd family’s fight,” the attorney continued.
West was also critical during the interview of comedian Pete Davidson, who dated the rapper’s ex, Kim Kardashian, after she filed for divorce last year. He referenced Kardashian recently saying on the Hulu series “The Kardashians” that her grandmother once raved about having sex in front of a fireplace.
“Kim is a Christian,” West, who has four kids with Kardashian, said on “Drink Champs.” “On TMZ, I just saw yesterday, they said, ‘Pete Davidson and Kim have sex by the fireplace to honor their grandmother.’ It’s Jewish Zionists that’s about that life, that’s telling this Christian woman that has four Black children to put that out as a message in the media,” he ranted.