Mike Myers and Kanye West

You’ve probably already heard about this. During a Katrina benefit concert which aired on September 2nd, Mike Myers and Kanye West went on the air to talk about the fact that many in New Orleans were homeless and in need of help. Myers starts by reading off the script then passes it to West. As Kanye West starts talking it is clear that he is nervous and not as calm and collected as he normally is and a few moments later you realize he’s not reading from the script. West eventually ends his rant with “they’ve given them permission to go down and shoot us.”

Myers is a little shaken, but goes back to reading from the script, he then passes it back to West a second time. Immediately Kanye West looks deadpan into the camera and states, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Mike Myers then looks at West with a look of dread and then calmly looks into the camera and says, “Please call…” Oh the comedy! One because Kanye West said what many people were thinking. After all, it took five days before federal resources even reached New Orleans. And two because Mike Myers had no idea that the shit was going to hit the fan while he was on the air.

The Washington Post has a full transcript of the event, and here’s the video. If you haven’t seen it already, you have to check it out.

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