Just like his net worth, the value of an apology from Kanye West might be dwindling. West appeared on an episode of Revolt’s Drink Champs and made heinous comments about the death of George Floyd. During the interview, West spoke about Candace Owens‘ documentary The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM and provided his skewed view about Floyd’s murder. “They hit him with the fentanyl, if you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that,” he said during his appearance on the podcast.
During the rest of the interview, West also doubled down on his antisemitic comments. The rapper’s reckless use of “freedom of speech” has led to the crumbling of his fashion empire and billionaire status.
As Blavity reported, within a matter of weeks, West has lost his contracts with GAP, Balenciaga, and Adidas. He is also faced with the displacement of his Donda Academy after the school emailed families announcing its immediate closing.
Shortly after the interview aired, Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s daughter Gianna, filed a $250 million defamation lawsuit against the rapper. In the lawsuit, Washington claims West is at fault for making “false statements” about George Floyd’s death. According to the Independent, attorney Nuru Witherspoon shared that West used the family’s trauma to allegedly promote his brands and increase marketing value and revenue for “himself, his business partners, and associates.”