"George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People"
(September 2, 2005)
Before NBC's Hurricane Katrina benefit concert, few people outside of the hip-hop world knew Kanye West. But during a fundraising segment with actor Mike Myers, West went far off-script and began rambling on about his dissatisfaction with the way the media was portraying African-Americans caught in the crisis. At the end of his tirade, he blurted out seven infamous words that, for better or for worse, propelled him into the national spotlight, where he stayed for the remainder fo the decade. And, as the heartless Taylor Swift VMA fiasco proved, live television and Kanye West still don't quite mix.