Kanye West says now he can identify with with George Bush: "I connect more with him on a humanitarian level."
As we previously reported George Bush said in a recent interview with Matt Lauer that Kanye West's Katrina comment about him not caring about black people was "on of the most disgusting moments" in his Presidency."
In an interview with Devi Dev of Houston's 97.9 "The Box," Kanye West revisited his infamous Katrina quote. His interruption of Taylor Swift during the 2009 MTV VMA's, received a tsunami wave of irate viewers hurling racial slurs and branding him a racist. So now Kanye feels he has been in a similar situation as former President Bush.
"I definitely can understand the way he feels to be accused of being a racist in any way. The same thing happened to me, where I got accused of being racist. With both situations it was basically a lack of compassion that America saw. With him, it was a lack of compassion because he didn't take the time to rush down to New Orleans. With me, it was a lack of compassion and cutting someone off during their moment. Nonetheless, I think we're all quick to pull a race card in America, and now I'm more open. The poetic justice that I feel for having went through the same thing that he went through really connects me more with him on a humanitarian level. That next morning when he felt that, I felt that too."