George Floyd Family Considering lawsuit against Kanye West

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The family of George Floyd are reportedly considering a lawsuit against Kanye West, after the rapper made inflammatory comments about Floyd’s death in an interview.

In May of 2020, Floyd – a Black man who at the time was living in Minneapolis – was killed following an altercation with a white police officer.

Emerging shortly after his death, distressing footage showed Floyd being restrained on a sidewalk by officer Derek Chauvin, who placed his knee on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes.

Despite Floyd’s continued pleas that he couldn’t breathe, Chauvin continued to apply pressure to Floyd’s neck. A lack of oxygen caused brain damage, heart failure and eventually death.

In April 2021, Chauvin was found guilty of Floyd’s murder, and he was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Now, in a new appearance on the Drink Champs podcast, West claimed that Floyd died from “fentanyl” and said that Chauvin’s knee “wasn’t even on his neck like that”. He went on to compare Floyd to designer Virgil Abloh, who died from cancer last November.