Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that George Floyd’s death was a homicide, caused by Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes. But Ye — who was a guest on last weekend’s episode of the podcast hosted by rapper N.O.R.E and DJ EFN — put forth the idea that it wasn’t Chauvin who caused Floyd’s death, but that he died from fentanyl use.
“Kanye’s comments are a repugnant attempt to discount George Floyd’s life and to profit from his inhumane death,” said Attorney Pat D. Dixon III. “We will hold Mr. West accountable for his flagrant remarks against Mr. Floyd’s legacy.”
The lawsuit will be filed by Roxie Washington, the mother of Gianna Floyd: George Floyd’s only daughter and the sole beneficiary of his estate. Washington plans to sue Ye, his business partners and associates for “harassment, misappropriation, defamation and infliction of emotional distress seeking $250 million dollars in damages,” according to a statementfrom Washington’s attorneys.
Ye’s episode of Drink Champs was pulled earlier this week.
“Drink Champs prides itself on its ability to allow a free flow of ideas within the hip hop community,” a representative for the program told The Hollywood Reporter.” That being said, unfortunately, the recent interview with Kanye West contained false and hurtful information regarding the circumstances surrounding the murder of George Floyd. “Host N.O.R.E called into Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning to talk about the episode and issued an apology. “I’m sorry,” he said. “I can sit there and say, ‘That’s only Kanye West, it’s only what he said.’ But I have a responsibility when I have an audience. When I watched myself, I was embarrassed. I was like, ‘Wait a minute? You just let him say that?’ I’m irresponsible for letting it go.”
In the midst if this, Candace Owens and spouse agreed to sell Conservative Social Media website Parler to Ye. Ye has been banned already from Twitter and Instagram for his anti-Semitic remarks. He has been on Fox making anti-Semitic remarks on Tucker Carlson’s program.
Representatives for Kanye West did not immediately return messages for comment.