Kanye West assaults household of George Floyd amid lawsuit

Kanye “Ye” West attacked the household of George Floyd on Sunday shortly after saying he needed to “apologize” for false statements he has made about Floyd’s dying.

In an Instagram submit, the rapper lashed out in opposition to Roxie Washington — the mom of Floyd’s daughter — after she moved to file a $250-million lawsuit over his latest remarks in regards to the police brutality sufferer. West’s submit has since been deleted.

In June 2020, West, who now goes by “Ye,” reportedly donated $2 million to the Floyd household. He additionally reportedly launched a university financial savings fund for Floyd and Washington’s younger daughter, Gianna, after police officer Derek Chauvin killed Floyd by urgent his knee into Floyd’s neck for about 9½ minutes.

Nonetheless, West drew sharp criticism this month for falsely claiming on an episode of the “Drink Champs” podcast that Floyd’s dying was fentanyl-related and that Chauvin’s “knee wasn’t even on his neck like that.” Washington is now planning to sue West for harassment, misappropriation, defamation and infliction of emotional misery, in response to an Oct. 18 press launch from her authorized crew.

“Now for Roxie Washington and Roxie Washington ALONE,” West captioned a photograph of Washington on Instagram this weekend.

“I gave 2 million dollars out of my pocket for the family. To help George’s daughter…Your daughter! … Many gave words. I ACTED. Now because of words you want to sue me for 250 million dollars … when I’m going through an Economic lynching. A Digital Lynching. A Social Credit Score bankrupting.”

An legal professional representing the Floyd household, Pat D. Dixon, declined to remark Sunday on West’s newest remarks. Earlier this month, Dixon condemned West’s earlier feedback as “a repugnant attempt to discount George Floyd’s life and to profit from his inhumane death.”

“You’re either being controlled or you’re being greedy,” West continued in his Instagram assault on Washington. “This is how you try someone who was there for your family???? You will never get money from no one else. GOD don’t like ugly.”

West’s Instagram rant got here and went days after he informed paparazzi that he needed to “apologize” for his “Drink Champs” remarks about Floyd.

“When I … questioned the death of George Floyd, it hurt my people. It hurt the Black people,” West informed paparazzi in a video credited to Buzzipper/LAGossipTV.

In the identical clip, West additionally addressed the swift fallout from his latest racist and antisemitic habits, which has resulted in numerous corporations — from Adidas to Balenciaga — severing ties with him.

“God has shown me — by what Adidas is doing and by what the media is doing — I know how it feels to have a knee on my neck now,” he informed paparazzi. “So thank you, God, for humbling me and letting me know how it really felt. Because how could the richest Black man ever be humbled other than to be made to not be a billionaire in front of everyone … ?”

West cited his paparazzi interview Sunday in his Instagram caption, which learn: “To the Floyd family: I apologized to you and the black community for my comments on Drink Champs. Humbly… Now Come get Roxie before she mess up all y’all money.”

In latest weeks, West has come beneath fireplace for his fraudulent Floyd remarks, “White Lives Matter” stunts and antisemitic outbursts, which have led to antisemitic incidents in Florida and Los Angeles.

“Free speech rights do not include harassment, lies, misrepresentation, and the misappropriation of George Floyd’s legacy,” mentioned Kay Harper Williams, an legal professional representing the Floyd household, earlier this month. “Some words have consequences and Mr. West will be made to understand that.”