(AllHipHop News) On August 29th, 2005, southeast Louisiana was hit with a Category 5 hurricane, Louisiana particularly experiencing over 80% of the reported 1,836 deaths from Hurricane Katrina. In a recent interview with GQ, Mike Meyers discussed his views on the racial differences in the treatment of people during Hurricane Katrina and speaks on Kanye West’s infamous “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” statement.
According to Meyers, West informed him prior to his infamous remarks about former President Bush that “he was going to take some liberties” with his speech. Before saying that he was “super proud to have been next to him”, Meyers admitted that while West’s comments may have been slightly exaggerrated, they conveyed an uncomfortable truth about the treatment of the people of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina:
I assume that George Bush does care about black people—I mean I don’t know him, I’m going to make that assumption—but I can definitively say that it appeared to me watching television that had that been white people, the government would have been there faster. And so to me that’s really the point—the look on my face is, to me, almost insulting to the true essence of what went down in New Orleans.
Check out Mike Meyers and Kanye West’s segment below and his full interview with GQ here: