Over the weekend, Kanye West claims that George Floyd did not die from the police officer kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes, but rather from fentanyl, the deadly painkiller. He is serious.
If you had been living under a rock for the last two years, George Floyd’s death is the straw that broke the camel’s back, which led to the Black Lives Matter movement. Kanye West claims that the movement is a scam. He did have both fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system. However, it was proven that it wasn’t enough to be fatal. His breathing did not slow down enough for the fentanyl to be a factor in his death.
Kanye West claimed the conspiracy theory in the Drink Champs interview that was posted over the weekend. He cites the documentary “The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM” as the source. The documentary is from his friend and rightwing commentator, Candace Owens. West saw the documentary at its premiere last week, in Nashville, Tennessee. He went with Ray J, Kid Rock, and others.
People are not happy with West and are trying to quiet him before he makes more of a fool of himself. Both Boosie Badazz, who had commented on the previous racist remarks that West has made, and Stephen Jackson, former NBA player, and friend of George Floyd, had commented on this. Badazz made several passionate tweets telling West off. Jackson made an Instagram post just calling him sad.
West’s Other Conspiracy Theory
This was not the only conspiracy theory that he shared in the interview. He also claimed that Virgil Abloh was murdered by his boss, Bernard Arnault. The only evidence that he provides is just that Louis Vuitton, the company where he worked as an artistic director, is making statues of him “like, as a martyr”. The statues are to commemorate their first African American artistic director.
Written by Justin Acosta