Kanye Sticks To Music After Bush Bashing

Rapper KANYE WEST has vowed to stick to music instead of politics after he publicly slammed US President GEORGE W BUSH for the government's response to last week's (29AUG05) Hurricane Katrina.

Instead of reading a scripted piece from a teleprompter on telethon A CONCERT FOR HURRICANE RELIEF, West blasted Bush and the media for their portrayal of African-American survivors of the hurricane, saying, "If you see a black family it's looting but if it's a white family they are looking for food... George Bush doesn't care about black people."

While West's controversial comments were aired on the east coast broadcast the show, the star's final comment was edited out of the west coast airing, which was broadcast three hours later.

Ahead of his performance at this week's National Football League (NFL) opening kick-off concert, West says, "I don't want to detract from the show at all, because it's entertainment, and a lot of times, in a time of need, we need entertainment to lift people's spirits."


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