The artist, designer and entrepreneur, who has changed his name to Ye, spoke about Floyd’s death during a recent episode of the podcast “Drink Champs.”
“I watched the George Floyd documentary that Candace Owens put out. One of the things that his two roommates said was they want a tall guy like me, and the day that he died, he said a prayer for eight minutes,” West said. “They hit him with the fentanyl. If you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that.”
The video above is from a previous report on Ye’s controversial tweet.
The Witherspoon Law Group and Dixon & Dixon Attorneys, in their role as representatives of Washington and her daughter Gianna Floyd, drafted a cease-and-desist letter to West dated Tuesday.
The letter, provided to CNN, states “our clients are very distressed and hurt by the allegations you made.”
“Mr. Floyd’s cause of death is well-settled through evidence presented in courts of law during the criminal and civil trials that were the result of his untimely and horrific death,” the letter reads. “Nevertheless, you have maliciously made statements that are inaccurate and unfounded, causing damage to Mr. Floyd’s estate and his family.”
Former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck.
According to Chauvin trial testimony, the medical examiner who performed Floyd’s autopsy george-floyd-day-10″stood by his initial finding that his death was the result of “cardiopulmonary arrest” that occurred during “law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.”
Hennepin County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker said during his testimony that Floyd’s heart disease and use of