NORE apologizes to George Floyd’s family for Kanye West’s comments



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NORE, co-presenter of “Drink Champs,” regrets allowing Kanye West to make controversial comments during the podcast.

rap singer It’s called Breakfast Club. A Tuesday radio program to address what happened with the West on Revolt.TV.

“I just want to be honest, I support freedom of expression,” Noor said. “I support anyone who is not censored. But I do not support anyone getting hurt. I didn’t realize that George Floyd’s statements [made by West] In my show it was very painful.”

During his appearance, West made antisemitic comments and suggested that George Floyd was killed by a fentanyl overdose, despite the medical examiner’s testimony that fentanyl was not the direct cause of Floyd’s death, but rather a contributing factor only when he died after a police officer knelt on him. .

NORE came under fire for not holding back from West during the interview. He explained to “The Breakfast Club” that Floyd’s controversial comments occurred during the “first five minutes of the show” and said West had told the producer that if they stopped filming he would pull out.

“I wanted the man to talk,” Noor said. “Later, I actually checked him on about George Floyd’s comments, I actually checked him on about the ‘White Lives Affair’ but it happened later in the episode… I was so drunk at the time that people might have looked at it.”

“But I do apologize to the family of George Floyd, and I apologize to anyone affected by Kanye West’s comments,” he added.

Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney who has represented the Floyd family in cases in the past, He told CNN Monday He has formed a team to explore a possible lawsuit against West at the request of Floyd’s brother, Philones Floyd.

On Tuesday, lawyers representing Roxy Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s daughter, said, She submitted to CNN a cease and desist letter addressed to West. They indicated that they also intended to file a lawsuit for “harassment, embezzlement, defamation and causing emotional distress”.

Noor was asked during his call with “The Breakfast Club” if he was aware of the potential legal action and if he was also the target of it. He said that while he was aware of the matter, “it’s not about litigation or money, it’s about getting hurt by the thing.”

“I’ve been locked up,” he said, “I’m a supporter of the George Floyd movement.” “I saw this video too. I saw that policeman’s knee on his neck. I saw [Floyd] calling for whom. I’m embarrassed of myself.”

Noor said he spoke to West Tuesday and told him he would talk about what happened. The episode has since been deleted.

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