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Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary: Kanye West 'George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People'

Kanye West struck a chord with many Americans in Sept, 2005, when he ripped President Bush for not helping out the people stuck in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina sooner.

On September 2nd, 2005, Kanye West told the world that "George Bush didn't care about black people," because of the government's horrendous response to Hurricane Katrina during A Concert For Hurricane Relief.

It was one of the biggest downloaded and viewed videos on C&L at the time and it captured the raw emotions running through the veins of the America people.

During the Concert for Hurricane Relief, Kanye West and Mike Myers were celebrity narrators during the segment, West said:

“I hate the way they portray us in the media. “If you see a black family it says they are looting if you see a white family it says they are looking for food.

“We already realize a lot of the people that could help are at war now fighting another way and they’ve given them permission to go down and shoot us.”

“George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”

Mike Myers was floored…

Here's a timeline of how the Hurricane Katrina events unfolded

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