Kanye West says he sympathizes with George Bush, who in his new book says West calling him a racist right after Hurricane Katrina hit “was one of the most disgusting moments” of his presidency.
West told a Houston radio station this morning that he knows what it’s like to be publicly branded as a bigot because he felt that way in the aftermath of interrupting Taylor Swift’s 2009 MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech.
“I definitely can understand the way he feels to be accused of being a racist in any way because the same thing happened to me. I got accused of being a racist. With both situations, it was basically a lack of compassion that America saw.”