An interview Alicia Keys did with Blender in which she states “Gangsta rap was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. Gangsta rap didn’t exist,” has been making the rounds. On Tuesday, Alicia released a statement saying her comments were misinterpreted and that she doesn’t actually believe the government used music to incite violence. Blender, however, is standing by their article.
“My comments about `gangsta rap’ were in no way trying to suggest that the government is responsible for creating this genre of rap music,” Keys said in a statement issued by J Records. “The point that I was trying to make was that the term was oversloganized by some of the media causing reactions that were not always positive. Many of the `gangsta rap’ lyrics articulate the problems of the artists’ experiences and I think all of us, including our leaders, could be doing more to address these problems including drugs, gang violence, crime, and other related social issues.”
You know what a real conspiracy is? That McDonald’s never brought back the Parmesan Chicken Sandwich. Wait, conspiracy or travesty? Uh, I don’t know, maybe both. Those things were delicious.
Kate Beckinsale in Thigh High Boots, What More Do You Want?
Here’s Al Pacino With His 38-Year-Old Girlfriend
Scarlett Johansson Wants to Party With Her Doppelganger Grandma
You Can Get Dragon Frappuccinos Instead of Unicorn Frappuccinos Now If You Really Hate Yourself
The Rest of the Web, Wednesday, 4.26.17
Heineken Just Out-Pepsi’d Pepsi
Aaron Hernandez Leaves Gay Prison Lover Without Explanation for Suicide
Kourtney Kardashian Posted a Bunch of Butt Shots Online
The Pope Has to Root for Michigan Football After Getting These Jordans
Waste Your Time Today Looking For A Snake
‘Silence of the Lambs’ Director Jonathan Demme Dies at 73
United Is Now Killing Giant Rabbits