18 Political Moments In Hip-Hop From The Past Decade

Kanye West Says “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People”

Year: 2005

One of Kanye West’s most infamous media outbursts came in 2005 when during a live telethon for Hurricane Katrina, the Chicago rapper said, “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people.” Although Yeezy later said he regretted calling President Bush racist, his statement summed up much of the public’s frustrations with FEMA and the Bush administration’s stilted response to the tragedy that killed and displaced thousands of New Orleans residents.