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Kanye West attributes George Floyd's death to fentanyl, not police brutality

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“If you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck,” said the American rapper, referring to the officer who reduced Floyd.

The American rapper Kanye West is once again causing controversy, although not much time has passed since the scandal caused by his anti-Semitic statements. This time he spoke about George Floyd, the African-American man whose death during a police arrest in May 2020 sparked nationwide protests.

In an interview granted to the Drink Champs podcast, the celebrity addressed the recent documentary by conservative activist Candace Owens

    dedicated to Floyd and assured that “they killed him with fentanyl”. “If you notice, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck ,” West continued.

    Earlier this month, the singer and Owens appeared at a fashion show in Paris, France, wearing clothes emblazoned with ‘White Lives Matter‘ (‘White Lives Matter’), a slogan that had been promoted by right-wing groups and supremacists

      whites in counterweight to the African-American movement Black Lives Matter (BLM). His appearance generated controversy and a wave of rejection comments on the Net.

      Although a forensic analysis confirmed “intoxication by fentanyl and recent use of methamphetamine

        ” in the case of George Floyd, of 46 years, the man died as a result of “cardiopulmonary arrest” while he was being restrained by an agent who immobilized him and applied “ compression on the neck“.

        The video of the arrest captures the moment in which a police officer presses on Floyd’s neck with his knee, after which the detainee passed out and died.

        West also compared Floyd to Virgil Abloh, the late creative director of Louis Vuitton, “white company” that “is now making statues of him as a martyr“.

        After being published on RevoltTV on Saturday night, West’s interview was withdrawn on Sunday morning, reports Rolling Stone magazine.

        • The death of George Floyd caused mass protests in many US cities, in multiple cases sparking riots and looting, and boosted the popularity of the BLM movement beyond the country’s borders.
          • In 2021, Derek Chauvin, the former officer directly involved in Floyd’s death, was sentenced to 22, 5 years in prison for murder charges. Last July, the former police officer received an additional sentence of 10 years on federal charges of violating the victim’s civil rights, serving concurrently.
          • 2022

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