- Jul 31, 2005
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
During "A Concert for Hurricane Relief" airing on NBC and other networks, rapper Kanye West blasted President Bush for the slow start to the recovery effort. West alleged, in his words, "George Bush doesn't care about black people." He also claims America is set up to help the poor "as slow as possible." The comments were heard when the program aired on the East Coast, but censored from the taped show played later on the West Coast.
There was a several-second tape delay, but the person in charge "was instructed to listen for a curse word, and didn't realize (West) had gone off-script," said NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks.