Kanye West and George W. Bush Make Up

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Kanye West and George W. Bush can both be stubborn individuals, and both have been criticized plenty. But they've resolved their feud like mature adults.

In a taped interview on NBC's Today show, the impulsive rapper told Matt Lauer that he now regrets saying Bush "doesn't care about black people."

"I would tell George Bush: In my moment of frustration, I didn't have the grounds to call him a racist," West said. "I believe that in a situation of high emotion like that, we as human beings don't always choose the right words."

HUG IT OUT: Dubya and Kanye are so over it.

In Bush's memoir, Decision Points, he calls the moment "disgusting" and worst of his presidency. But, asked if he forgives West, Bush said "absolutely."

Appearing separately on Today, the much-maligned 43rd POTUS, upon seeing a video of West's humble retraction, replied "I appreciate that."

He also added that he didn't mean to single out West. "It wasn't just Kanye West who talked like that during Katrina. I cited him as an example."

"I'm not a hater. I don't hate Kanye West," he said. "But 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 the equality of race."

It's a little unclear how sorry West really is. He has said repeatedly over the last week that he can relate to Bush, but the rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize NBC. He said (in all capital letters) that Lauer  "tried to force my answers."

"It was very brutal, and I came there with only positive intent," he said.

Oh well, that's Kanye for you, never shying away from controversy.

Hopefully with this Bush dispute behind them, West now he can return to doing what he does best ... rapping and taking credit for Taylor Swift's success.


I second the comment by James. I'm not black, but I give Kanye credit for boldly speaking truth to power at that time. Every policy Bush set forth, every trillion $ of public money wasted on tax breaks for millionaires, corrupt corporations, and brazen war profiteering was more evidence of his systematic disregard for lower income populations and the average citizen, which includes minorities... Can we just get Bush off the stage, finally?? He even set up the disaster in the Gulf. Yes, he will not be forgotten. :(


Kanye is a PIECE OF TRASH. That's yesterday, today, and everyday. Keep him thinking he has a career in music and is "famous" Hollywood, because Chicago DOESN'T WANT HIM BACK!!!


The Former President was deeply saddened by the accusation that West placed so firmly on the airwaves during *that Katrina Telethon. Mr. Bush was on Oprah on yesterday. The most amazing thing is for all the people around the world who heard that remark in 2005, millions of the same people will never know that West has since apologized to The Former President as of *today, which means that particular insult may be forever attached to President Bush. It seems that Kanye West always end up making everything about himself.


James ,you are a first class nit-wit,If you have an ounce of brains ,you should know that history will treat George Bush as one of the better Presidents,much rather have one that says what he means and means what he says,rather than someone like Obama who changes with the wind .Evil is what Obama is doing to this country and he is divideing people more than any other president except Lincoln


Bush is one of those generational evils that comes along from time to time. Hopefully, this type of evil does not come around again for a very long time. It is unfortunate that Bush ever existed. And it is doubly unfortunate that he teamed up with Cheney, another seriously evil being. Maybe this is just a dark time that so many people like Bush and Cheney have emerged over the last 100-years or so. Maybe it is because the powerful weapons and world wide influence of these less than human beings that their effect can be so widespread and destroy so many lives. There is as much reason to forgive Bush and Cheney as there is to forgive any mass murderer or war criminal. Forgive yes, but consequences are in order or we risk the reappearance of such evil again even in our lifetimes.

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