Fox News Host Responds To Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Critcism
18 April, 2017, 01:54 | Author: Warren Cooper
Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera famously took aim at the hip-hop star in June, 2015 after Kendrick delivered a powerful performance of his single Alright at the BET Awards, while rapping the anti-police lyrics on top of a vandalised cop auto in light of a string of police brutality cases across the U.S.
After Lamar made headlines with his performance on top of a vandalized police auto at the 2015 BET Awards, rapping his song "Alright", which includes the lyrics, "We hate po-po/Wanna kill us dead in the street fo sho", Fox News had a field day with the backlash. There, on music's biggest night, he stood atop a police vehicle in front of an American flag, he broke out of chains, and he performed "Alright" during a contentious time in the country's history. You can see it below. "Somebody tell Geraldo this nigga got ambition". "It's the most negative possible message", Rivera said Friday, doubling down on previous remarks to The Huffington Post that hip-hop is culturally "very destructive".
Now, in a lengthy Facebook Live video, Geraldo has responded.
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Rivera goes to reiterate his criticism of hip-hop, saying: "It's the worst role model. The others far more egregious, with them, indoctrinating young people with the message that the cops are the enemy, that there's no good way to get ahead", Geraldo Rivera said. "I think there is a real issue of police violence", he clarifies, "but again, I stress, I think it pales in comparison to the ghetto civil war being raged".
Another hint that some folks are pointing is that Kendrick Lamar changes the color of the wall that he standing in front of on his album cover from red to blue.
Rivera then argues that a 15-year-old growing up in South Chicago is hurt more by Lamars lyrics than by any sort of systemic racism.
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