OutKast’s Big Boi has weighed in on the debate over former United States President George W. Bush‘s efforts to address 2005’s massive Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans.
Specifically, Boi said Bush lied about calling Kanye West‘s open criticism during the Katrina relief broadcast his lowest point while in office for two terms.
“Man, everybody knows that’s bullsh*t,” Big Boi said when asked about Bush calling out West for his 2005 remarks. “There were so many other things going on besides him going and taking out the whole Saddam Hussein family, not catching the Taliban, to the gas prices going up to the economy going into the sh*tter. So to say that Kanye West’s comment was his low point, everybody knows that’s some bullsh*t. [Would I apologize if I were Kanye?] F*ck no. I wouldn’t apologize for nothing.” (Hard Knock TV)
A few weeks ago, Jay-Z also backed up his support for Yeezy.
“I 100 percent agreed with the comments that [Kanye] made, because again … it felt like it was being done to black people,” Jay-Z said in an interview. “Like, all you saw on the news was black people with help signs and all this stuff, and then you have this picture of the Commander-In-Chief, who we all rely on, just flying by…Just the fact that he thinks that the worst thing that happened to him is Kanye saying something about him. Like, what? That alone shows you where his mind is. Are you kidding me?” (Associated Press)
In light of the controversy, SOHH talked to G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T for his take on the situation.
“Me, I’m Pusha, I don’t give a f*ck about what George W. Bush’s lowest point was, ever. I don’t care what he thinks,” Pusha told SOHH. “And if Ye was his lowest point, then that says a lot about him. The president of the United States of America, I don’t care how he feels emotionally. Listen man, people be getting it f*cked up, man, a lot of what’s said comes from a very honest place and at the end of the day, if anything Ye said made Bush feel some type of way, then you sort of have to look at stuff in its whole perspective. You have to look in the mirror and say, ‘What the f*ck was I doing wrong to make this guy say this and so many people agree with it?'” (SOHH)
A few weeks ago, Bush said he believed Yeezy slandered his image following the New Orleans disaster.
“He called me a racist,” Bush tells reporter Matt Lauer. “And I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. It’s one thing to say, ‘I don’t appreciate the way he’s handled his business.’ It’s another thing to say, ‘This man’s a racist.’ I resent it, it’s not true.” (“Matt Lauer Reports”)
Check out Big Boi’s interview below: