A Concert For Hurricane Relief 2005
Always expect Kanye to bring his own script when it comes to TV. This is no doubt a lesson most of us have witnessed when seeing him on our screens.
In 2005, after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, A Concert for Hurricane Relief, an hour-long benefit was televised. Whilst presenting his segment with Mike Myers, Yeezy deliberately went off script to expose his true feelings about the way the President has dealt with Hurricane Katrina, saying, George W. Bush ‘doesn’t care about black people’ and much more.
“I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it says, 'They're looting.' You see a white family, it says, 'They're looking for food.' And, you know, it's been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black. And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I've tried to turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch. I've even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give, and just to imagine if I was down there, and those are my people down there…”
Kanye even got his mic muted after Myers continued to stick the script. But it didn’t matter as Yeezy had said his piece in the most candid of way he could, surprising fellow celebrity presenters as well as the whole of America.