Kanye West apologized for his controversial feedback on the demise of George Floyd by evaluating the best way he’s been handled by Adidas to having “a knee on my neck.” West spoke about Floyd’s demise and Black Lives Matter with paparazzi on Friday.
“After I see that video as a Black individual, it hurts my emotions,” West stated. “And I do know that police do assault [sic] and that America is usually racist. And I perceive that once we acquired to say Black Lives Matter, the thought of it made us really feel good collectively as a individuals. Now, afterwards there was some issues the place the cash went as a way to push us to the Democratic vote.”
He continued: “So once I questioned the demise of George Floyd, it damage my individuals. I wish to apologize. As a result of God has confirmed me by what Adidas is doing, by what the media is doing, I do know what it feels to have a knee on my neck proper now.”
From there, West thanked God for humbling him and referenced not being a billionaire because of the varied misplaced model offers within the wake of the feedback.
“So thanks God for humbling me and letting me know the way it actually felt,” Ye stated. “As a result of how may the richest Black males ever be humbled aside from to be made to not be a billionaire in entrance of everybody off a remark.”
Total, West has misplaced partnerships with Hole, Foot Locker, Adidas, TJ Maxx, and plenty of extra. Forbes estimates that the lack of so many model offers has dropped Ye’s internet price all the best way right down to $400 million from $2 billion.
Reacting to the backlash, West wrote on social media that he’d been “beat to a pulp,” earlier this week.
Take a look at Kanye West’s run-in with the paparazzi beneath.