N.O.R.E apologizes for Kanye West's antisemitic and hurtful George Floyd comments during his interview on Drink Champs. Kanye unleashed his unapologetic rants on a laundry list of individuals and topics to N.O.R.E and DJ EFN. George Floyd, Diddy, Trevor Noah and a few more during his appearance.
The interview was removed on Monday out of respect for anyone who may have been sincerely offended by Kanye West comments. N.O.R.E issued an apology for airing the interview on "The Breakfast Club".
While N.O.R.E. didn’t specifically focus on West’s more incendiary comments about Jewish people — including that the “Jewish owned” media is out to get West, and that everyone from “Jewish basketball team owners” to “Jewish record label bosses” are in control — or to labeling Pete Davidson, West’s estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s former paramour, a heroin addict, the “Drink Champs” host did offer a blanket apology to all who may have been wounded or insulted by West’s comments.
“I don’t watch my own interviews because I know I’m great. But when I watched this one, I cringed. And I felt terrible. So I have to say that I am sorry to anybody who was hurt by his rhetoric, anybody who was hurt by his speech. I want to apologize to the George Floyd family… I want to apologize to anyone who was hurt by someone saying something in my platform. Contrary to popular belief, we own ‘Drink Champs.; We own our IP, so the person to blame is us. I’m not going to blame Puff Daddy [the owner of Revolt.TV where “Drink Champs” is aired]. Six years of this, I’m not going to have the excuse that I am not a journalist. I have responsibility…. I do not want my people to think that I did not step up at the time, but if you watch the whole 3 hour and 38-minute interview, I represent for George Floyd and Black people five, six, seven times.” As reported by Variety.
N.O.R.E also offered an apology to the Jewish community for West outlandish comments as well. N.O.R.E. explained he looked to his Jewish counterparts that were in the studio at the time of the interview. Which seemed to have understanding for what Kanye was trying to say. N.O.R.E said, he didn't agree with none it.
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