Kanye West claims George Floyd's killer didn't really have knee on his …
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The family of George Floyd are reportedly considering taking legal action against Kanye West after the rapper claimed that he was killed as a result of fentanyl and not at the hands of a Minnesota police officer.
West said “the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck” during an appearance on the Drink Champs podcast.
The rapper was discussing Candace Owen’s documentary The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM when he made the comments.
West said: “I watched the George Floyd documentary that Candace Owens put out.
Floyd, a Black man, was killed in an altercation with police in Minneapolis in May 2020, with a nine-minute video showing Officer Derek Chauvin with his knee on his neck.
Following the comments from West, civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, who represented Floyd’s family, took to Twitter to suggest that the family may now take legal action against West.
“While one cannot defame the dead, the family of George Floyd is considering suit for Kanye’s false statements about the manner of his death,” he tweeted on Sunday.
“Claiming Floyd died from fentanyl not the brutality established criminally and civilly undermines & diminishes the Floyd family’s fight.”
\u201cWhile one cannot defame the dead, the family of #GeorgeFloyd is considering suit for Kanye\u2019s false statements about the manner of his death.\n\nClaiming Floyd died from fentanyl not the brutality established criminally and civilly undermines & diminishes the Floyd family\u2019s fight.\u201d