I think Kanye is feeling his oats these days with all the sudden noteriety, fame and money. As said before, he and every other extremist (as he is in this case) has a right to their opinion.
I am black, and I couldn't help but noticing this disaster (as a whole) was all about class, not race - even before it became popular to say. Black leaders playing the race card is what they do. Christian leaders do what they do and play their cards. There are more, but just offered those 2 as examples. I am one to feel that almost any extremist can find something to support their position when they need it. That's what they do.
People are people. There are extremists, racists, and just plain old stupid people. They say things. Sometimes (or more) they have valid points too, but we need to look past that and focus our energies on the task at hand - working to make this country whole and proud of the way we ultimately will be viewed on how we handle this crisis.
"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"