Frank Ocean Posts Vintage Pic of Kanye Calling Out George W. Bush

Ocean hit Tumblr to look back on West's iconic 2005 Katrina moment.

This week has been a super fucked-up one for dedicated Kanye West fans, my existentially hollowed self included. Not that you need or even want a reminder, but this is a thing that actually happened Wednesday:


Despite what Chance the Rapper and others have suggested, the anger many West fans have been expressing all week has nothing to do with a trite Democrats vs. Republicans debate and everything to do with the unique brand of hate-courting at the center of Trump's rise to power.

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It's hard to believe this is the same once-inspiring artist who bravely called out George W. Bush—live on the air with a shocked Mike Myers by his side—for his administration's incorrigible response to Hurricane Katrina.

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Following Wednesday's extended marathon of West-related disappointments, Frank Ocean hit his Tumblr page to post a simple but effective screenshot from the classic 2005 moment above. Though Ocean didn't add a caption, the sentiment is clear.

I really wish I could go back in time when #KanyeWest said "George Bush doesn't care about black people", look him dead in the eye and say "One day, neither will you."

— Rasheed Wesley (@leetmaster93) April 24, 2018

Naturally, images and quotes from that day have been widely circulated and/or repurposed by fellow artists and fans alike amid West's public displays of Trump fandom.

Anyway, what will happen next in our present-day hellscape? Stay tuned. Or don't. I'm not sure if anything even really matters anymore.

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