Belfast Telegraph

Kanye West forgiven by George Bush

Kanye West has been forgiven by George W Bush after the R&B star apologised for calling the former US president a racist.

In his book, Decision Points, Bush wrote that it was a low point in his presidency when Kanye declared at a fundraiser to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims that "George Bush doesn't care about black people".

In an with NBC's Matt Lauer, Kanye said he would tell Bush that he was speaking in a moment of frustration.

"I didn't have the grounds to call him a racist," he said. "I believe that in a situation of high emotion like that we as human beings don't always choose the right words."

Shown a tape of Kanye's remarks, Bush said on the Today show he appreciated them and forgave him.

"I'm not a hater," he said. "I don't hate Kanye West. I was talking about an environment in which people were willing to say things that hurt. Nobody wants to be called a racist if in your heart you believe in equality of races."


From Belfast Telegraph