Kanye: I Totally Get Why Bush Is Mad at Me
It's just like the time he interrupted Taylor Swift, West insists
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2010 7:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Struggling to deal with a national disaster, interrupting a teenage pop star … they’re basically the same thing, right? Speaking to a Houston radio station, Kanye West responded to George W. Bush’s recent admission that when West called him out on Hurricane Katrina, it was the worst moment of his presidency. West totally understands how Bush feels, he says, “because the same thing happened to me, where I got accused of being a racist” … when he interrupted Taylor Swift, E! reports.

West insists that, in both situations, America saw “a lack of compassion”: In Bush’s case, “not taking the time to rush down to New Orleans”; in West’s case, “cutting someone off in their moment.” Either way, he continues, “I think we're all quick to pull a race card in America. And now I'm more open, and the poetic justice that I feel, to have went through the same thing that he went [through]—and now I really more connect with him on just a humanitarian level.” Click here to read Bush's comments.