Kanye West says fentanyl caused George Floyd’s death, and Floyd’s family is considering legal action
In a recent interview, the controversial rapper said that fentanyl, not the conduct of the Minnesota cop who was convicted of George Floyd’s murder, was the cause of the man’s death.
A dose of fentanyl was administered to him. During the most recent episode of “Drink Champs” on Revolt TV, West made the argument that the man’s knee was not actually resting on his neck in that way.
The conservative commentator Candace Owens’ documentary “Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM” inspired West, 45, to make the claim, and he claimed to have recently seen the premiere.
Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for roughly nine minutes, causing his death in May of 2020. Last year, Chauvin was given a sentence of 2212 years in prison on murder and manslaughter charges in Minnesota, and in July, following a federal trial, he received a sentence of 21 years in prison.
Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney, suggested on Sunday that legal action might be taken in response to West’s statements.
While it is true that “one cannot defame the dead,” Merritt stated that the Floyd family is considering legal action due to Kanye’s “false statements” about the circumstances of George’s passing. “Claiming Floyd died from fentanyl not the brutality established criminally and civilly undermines & diminishes the Floyd family’s fight.”
While being interviewed, West was also harsh on comedian Pete Davidson, who dated West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian after she filed for divorce last year. He made a reference to a comment Kardashian made on the Hulu series “The Kardashians” about how her grandma used to talk endlessly about having sex in front of a fireplace.
West, who has four children with Kardashian, said that Kardashian is a Christian on his show “Drink Champs.”
“On TMZ, I just saw yesterday, they said, ‘Pete Davidson and Kim have sex by the fireplace to honor their grandmother.’ It’s Jewish Zionists that’s about that life, that’s telling this Christian woman that has four Black children to put that out as a message in the media.”
After a run of contentious conduct, including the restriction of his Instagram account earlier this month for suspected anti-Semitic statements, West made an appearance on the show.
The American Jewish Committee accused West of making “Anti-Jewish posts,” citing a screenshot of their text message exchange in which West allegedly said to rapper Diddy, “Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.”