Kanye West suggests George Floyd was killed by Fentanyl, NORE apologize for having Ye on Drink Champ
Updated: Oct 27, 2022
Drink Champs co-host N.O.R.E. apologizes to George Floyd’s family for Kanye West’s misinformation.
N.O.R.E. apologized for Kanye West’s false claim that George Floyd died from fentanyl instead of being suffocated to death by a police officer
N.O.R.E. apologized to Floyd’s family and said that Drink Champs will employ editing in the future.
On Monday (October 17), the rapper-turned-podcast shared an apology in connection with the latest Drink Champs episode featuring Kanye West aka Ye.
“I just wanna be honest, I support freedom of speech,” N.O.R.E. said. “I support anybody, you know, not being censored. But I do not support anybody being hurt. I did not realize that the George Floyd statements on my show was so hurtful. And you gotta realize, it was the first five minutes of the show When he walked in, he told my producer, he said that if he’ll stop filming, he’ll walk out.”
In the interview, Ye made incorrect remarks about the cause of death in the murder of George Floyd. Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt later announced that Floyd’s family is considering a lawsuit against Ye over “false statements about the manner of his death.”
N.O.R.E. continued, claiming he tried to rebuff West later in the show: “But later on, I actually checked him about the George Floyd comments, I actually checked him about the ‘White Lives Matter’ [t-shirt], but it was so later in the episode, I was already inebriated at that time, that maybe people looked over it. But I apologize to the George Floyd family, I apologize to anybody that was hurt by Kanye West’s comments.”
“I watched the George Floyd documentary that Candace Owens put up. One of the things that his two roommates said was, ‘They want a tall guy like me.’ And the day when he died, he said a prayer for eight minutes… They hit him with the fentanyl,” Ye said roughly 15 minutes into the three-and-a-half-hour interview.
“If you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that,” he added, referencing the viral video of disgraced cop Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd. “When he said ‘Mama,’ Mama is his girlfriend. They said he screamed for his ‘Mama’; Mama was his girlfriend — it’s in the documentary.”
Kanye West then went on to say George Floyd reminded him of his late collaborator, Virgil Abloh, whose death he has also cast doubt on. Earlier this month, Ye accused LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton boss Bernard Arnault of “killing” the beloved designer, who passed away due to cancer in November 2021.