Music & Politics: 5 Moments When They Didn't Mix
Music & Politics: 5 Moments When They Didn't Mix

Kanye West Doesn't Care About Politics (2006)

"George Bush doesn't care about black people..."


The Dixie Chicks weren't the only act to attack George W. Bush. At a telethon for Hurricane Katrina relief in 2006, Kanye West -- paired with actor Mike Myers -- looked into the cameras and stated simply, "George Bush doesn't care about black people," referring to the perceived treatment of Katrina victims in New Orleans. In a 2010 NBC News interview, Bush would refer to the snipe as "one of the most disgusting moments in my presidency." The outspoken rapper drew seemingly greater controversy for his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, resulting in the cancelation of a planned tour with Lady Gaga --