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N.O.R.E. Apologizes To George Floyd’s Family For Kanye West’s ‘Drink Champs’ Remarks


N.O.R.E. is admitting his fault in Kanye West’s spreading of misinformation on Drink Champs over the weekend, saying he regrets having the rapper on following weeks of hate speech and Anti-Semitic remarks.

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Throughout his time on the beloved podcast, Ye made blatantly incorrect remarks about the cause of death in the murder of George Floyd. So much so, that Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt later announced that Floyd’s family is considering a lawsuit against the rapper over “false statements about the manner of his death.”

Of course, that wasn’t the only misinformation spread by Kanye on the platform, continuing his Anti-Semitic sentiments and other out of pocket statements. So, this morning, N.O.R.E. stopped by both The Breakfast Club and Hot 97 to apologize to everyone–including George Floyd’s family–for having Ye on the show in the first place.

“I just wanna be honest, I support freedom of speech,” N.O.R.E. said during one of his appearances. “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.”

He continued, “I wanted the man to speak, but later on, I actually checked him about the George Floyd comments. I actually checked him about the White Lives Matter. But, it was so later in the episode, and it was so — I was already inebriated at that time that maybe people looked over it.”

N.O.R.E. went on to say that he “checked” the rapper on his comments later into the episode, although he conceded he was “already inebriated” by that point.

“I apologize to the George Floyd family. I apologize to anybody that was hurt by Kanye West’s comments,” N.O.R.E. continued. “I don’t support none of it. I don’t support the George Floyd comments, I don’t support the antisemitic [comments]. That’s all I have is Jewish friends, all I have is Black friends. That’s it.”

Check out both of N.O.R.E.’s apologies/explanations above.





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