George Floyd’s death triggered one of the biggest civil unrests in U.S history. Derek Chauvin was held accountable for his death and was sentenced by a federal judge to serve 21-years in prison. Recently, Kanye West appeared on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN’s Drink Champs podcast and said George Floyd died because of fentanyl and that the cop’s knee wasn’t “on his neck like that.”
During his interview on Drink Champs, Kanye West was discussing Candace Owens’ documentary on Black Lives Matter, The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM, which premiered on Revolt TV on Saturday (Oct. 15). Apparently in the movie it talks about George Floyd’s death at the hands of former White Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Kanye now believes that George Floyd’s death was caused by his suspected use of fentanyl and that the cop’s knee was not “on his neck like that.”Ye then went on to compare George Floyd to the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who died of cancer in November. The Chicago producer further alleged that “the Jewish media” is attempting to silence him.
For the record, George Floyd was murdered in May 2020 by White Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who smothered him for approximately nine minutes with his knee on his neck. An onlooker captured the awful occurrence on tape, and the gory video quickly went viral on social media. The terrifying footage triggered worldwide outrage and demonstrations.
The most recent Kanye West episode with Drink Champs is being tagged as “Ye 3,” although it’s actually the Donda album creator’s second appearance on the show. Last November, the 45-year-old producer’s first appearance on DC was split into two episodes. You can check it all out below.
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