Kanye West Claims George Floyd’s Killer Didn’t Really Have His Knee On His Neck – Watch Video

Kanye West has left the internet fuming after he claimed that George Floyd died from fentanyl and not because the police kneeled on his neck, since the policeman’s knee “wasn’t even on his neck like that.” Kanye, who now goes by Ye, made his claims during his appearance on the Drink Champs podcast, sparking a new controversy on the internet, which comes two days after George Floyd’s 49 birthday.

While speaking to N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, the Donda rapper said that after watching Candace Owens’ documentary, The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM, he believes that Floyd did not die from a lack of oxygen. “They hit him with the fentanyl,” Ye said. He continued by asserting that the policeman was not kneeling on Floyd’s neck the way people think. “If you look the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that,” he added. He aslo said that when Floyd was calling for “Mama” before he died, he was speaking about his girlfriend.

In 2020, Floyd, an African American, was killed during an altercation with a white Minneapolis police officer in Minnesota in the United States. A video showed Officer Derek Chauvin with his knee on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes. According to reports, Chauvin and four other officers responded to a call from a store employee that a 46-year-old had given a counterfeit $20 bill for cigarettes. While arresting Floyd, who was handcuffed and lying face-down in the street, Chauvin knelt on his neck for a period of time until he was lifeless. His death on May 25, 2020, sparked multiple protests, which pushed the Black Lives Matter movement into the spotlight.

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In April 2021, Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter, third-degree murder, and unintentional second-degree murder. In federal court earlier this year, Chauvin admitted to violating Floyd’s civil rights and was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Ye’s controversial statements about George Floyd’s death have ignited a debate on social media. Multiple Twitter users said Ye should be sued for his comments, and one user stated that Ye needed to step away from the public to seek psychological help. American author Candace Owens sided with Ye, telling Twitter users to “WAKE UP” because they told lies, which also made her face backlash.

Watch the video of Ye speaking about George Floyd below.

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