Within the present, Ye, who appeared sporting a hat that mentioned “2024” on the brim, referenced the Candace Owens documentary, “Best Lie Ever Bought: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM,” as the premise for his claims. He begins with a imprecise point out of Floyd allegedly telling his roommates that “they”…”desire a tall man like me” earlier than reportedly praying for eight minutes. West then alleges that “they” hit him [Floyd] with fentanyl. West mentioned in reference to convicted former officer Derek Chauvin, “the man’s knee “wasn’t even on his neck like that” earlier than claiming that “mama” was in reference to Floyd’s girlfriend versus his mom, which most had assumed to be the case.
He then ranted in opposition to Louis Vuitton and “the Jewish media” for allegedly “blocking me out,” earlier than repeatedly saying “I’m lit.” He additionally rallied in opposition to JP Morgan Chase financial institution, who minimize ties with West earlier this week, regardless of West’s level that he had not accomplished something unlawful.
Whereas the present’s host, N.O.R.E., appeared to agree with Ye on that closing level, he has confronted backlash for permitting West to make his claims concerning Floyd with out interruption.
In response to West’s interview, civil rights legal professional Lee Merritt tweeted the next on Sunday: “Whereas one can not defame the lifeless, the household of #GeorgeFloyd is contemplating swimsuit for Kanye’s false statements in regards to the method of his loss of life. Claiming Floyd died from fentanyl not the brutality established criminally and civilly undermines & diminishes the Floyd household’s combat.”