Kanye West was on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Friday and insisted President George W. Bush and other politicians knew America’s Gulf Coast couldn’t withstand a hurricane a year before Katrina hit. “Back in the days when it was time to clean the kitchen I would try to sweep the dust under the kitchen sink instead of really taking care of it,” West explained. “and if you spilled something on that floor all that dust came right up in front of your face. That’s basically what the flood did. They have been trying to sweep us (African-Americans) under the kitchen sink and it was so in people’s faces and so on TV… that they couldn’t even hide it any more. Down there, people are living below the poverty level to start off with, before this happened. A year ago I was on tour with Usher and we had a hurricane hit Florida and everybody was saying, ‘If this hurricane went to Louisiana, if it went to Mississippi, they wouldn’t be able to handle it.’ (That was) a year ago – and there was nothing done about it.”
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