Kanye West has called out Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd's daughter, who is suing him for $250 million for defamation.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Kanye vented about how he donated $2 million to the family of George Floyd following Floyd being murdered by a former Minneapolis police officer.
He said, "Now for Roxie Washington and Roxie Washington ALONE. I gave 2 million dollars out of my pocket for the family. To help George’s daughter…Your daughter! I can guarantee that most of those that came for me after my comments didn’t do what I did! Even those with millions of dollars in the bank! How much did BLM give???? Many gave words. I ACTED. Now because of words you want to sue me for 250 million dollars."
Kanye is likely referring to the comments he made on the Drink Champs podcast where he said Floyd died of Fentanyl overdose.
He added, "When I'm going through an Economic lynching. A Digital Lynching. A Social Credit Score bankrupting. You’re either being controlled or you’re being greedy."
KANYE WEST APOLOGIZES TO GEORGE FLOYD'S FAMILY
Ye also apologized to the Floyd family for his comments.
While speaking with paparazzi, Kanye said, "When I see that video as a Black person, it hurts my feelings. And I know that police do attack [sic] and that America is generally racist. And I understand that when we got to say Black Lives Matter, the idea of it made us feel good together as a people. Now, afterwards there was some things where the money went in order to push us to the Democratic vote."
He continued, "So when I questioned the death of George Floyd, it hurt my people. I want to apologize. Because God has showed me by what adidas is doing, by what the media is doing, I know what it feels to have a knee on my neck right now. So thank you God for humbling me and letting me know how it really felt. Because how could the richest Black men ever be humbled other than to be made to not be a billionaire in front of everyone off a comment."
GOODWILL NO LONGER ACCEPTING KANYE MERCHANDISE
On another note, Goodwill has said they will no longer accept merchandise made by Kanye.
In a memo circulating on social media, the company reportedly said, "As we strive to maintain the most up to date product information on Elevated Brands available to sell. We are sensitive to current events and take action when designers and brands do not align with our Mission and RISE values."
The memo continued, "We are currently removing the sale of Adidas Yeezy brand products from all channels, Retail Stores, Boutiques, eCommerce and Outlets, as well as from out Elevated Brands tool."