NORE admits it regrets Kanye West’s appearance on ‘Drink Champs’
NORE has responded to Kanye West’s dream about his recent appearance on his Drink Champs podcast.
West made many controversial comments during his interview. The rapper claimed that the drug fentanyl was responsible for the death of George Floyd, and not the brutality of the police officers.
He also said that he was “blocked by the Jewish media,” and that JPMorgan Chase bank “treated him like that” after his decision to cut ties with Ye.
The episode Drink Champs is in question, and the host NORE spoke about the matter. He apologized to listeners and said the conversation with West was a “learning experience”.
First, Hot 97 asked NORE why they decided to give Ye a platform amid ongoing controversy surrounding his anti-Semitic views.
“I have a relationship with Ye,” NORE explained, “When I was going through a lot of what I was going through, he would call me and really listen to me and follow my advice.
“So I felt like I could control the situation. I felt like I could control the interview, and [aprendí] soon it was not so.”
He continued: “As a black man, I feel like I’ve failed; as a human, I feel like I’ve failed. But as a journalist, I’ve succeeded. As a journalist, you’re not supposed to have an opinion. Yes you are supposed to let people I spoke to”.
NORE went on to “sincerely apologize to anyone who was hurt by Kanye’s words,” adding that he later called West out for his comments about George Floyd, the Jewish community, and the Black community.
“But you don’t see that until two hours into the interview,” he said.
In response to critics, NORE admitted that its approach was “irresponsible” and said that it should quit the West “then and there.”
However, NORE told Hot 97 that “we shouldn’t give up on Kanye West.”
“I feel like I didn’t do the job right, but this is a learning experience. I didn’t go to journalism school, but that’s no excuse. I should have checked it out, as soon as he said it.”
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“I still believe that people have the right to speak up, whether they agree with it or not, but they also have the right to check it, and check it immediately. That’s what I regret.”
You can see the entire conversation in the video above.
The family of George Floyd is considering suing West over his comments on Drink Champs, an attorney representing the family said yesterday (October 17).
In the interview, Ye said: “If you look [el vídeo]the man’s knee [el policía Derek Chauvin] it wasn’t even on the neck [de Floyd] that way”.
The Drink Champs saga follows West’s appearance at Paris Fashion Week, where he wore a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt, before defending his actions in an interview with Fox News, sparking further controversy.
Earlier this month, at His Twitter and Instagram accounts were suspended after he shared anti-Semitic posts on both platforms.. A Twitter spokesperson said BuzzFeedNews that “the account in question [había] blocked due to violation of Twitter policies.”
Ye made more anti-Semitic comments in excerpts obtained from his recent appearance on Fox News.
A former TMZ employee has since alleged that the ‘DONDA’ artist suggested “Hitler and the Nazis” during a 2018 interview with the outlet. The comment in question is said to have been edited out of the final video.
During Ye’s final interview, he told NewsNation host Chris Cuomo that he can’t be labeled anti-Semitic because he doesn’t believe anti-Semitism exists.