Alicia Keys clarifies her statement

Alicia Keys

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.

  • carrie

    i feel that alicia hit the target of most of racisms and all type of diversity problems and they dont give a damn because most government officials are white and was taught from birth how to dismiss people of different colors for there own selfish reasons.we need more minorities with power and the funding to stand up and not be afraid to tell the truth and please dont back out of something were trying so hard to change in this world i personally say minorities have a rights just like whites we can not receive pure drugs but white man can we were taught and raised different from whites we were always told by are parents to be the pass we can be with all the problems we faced then and now stand up my people..

  • I believe that this is the blenders way of creating a smear campaign against Alicia. I feel she was being targeted because she tends to stay out of trouble while most celebrites stay in trouble. Not only that, she just released an album and this LIE could stop it from selling. I am bi racial and so is Alicia so there is no way you can declare a bi racial person racist for the fact that somewhere along her bloodlines she would be offending herself. Alicia isn’t the type of character to attack people like that and I think the haters that did this have a cold black heart for targeting a woman so pure. I mean, just by what you see and you don’t see, this woman was a philantropist, and she helps people and everything, it’s sad the The Blender would attempt something like this. If they ruin anything for Alicia, they will get a does of Karma. Like Alicia said in the song Karma “What goes around comes around!” so the blender will get theres in the end.

  • TB

    The Blender Conspiracy. You don’t think Blender would consider that Alicia Keyes has the resources to sue them to high hell for libel if they made it up. And those accountable, the editor and the writer would be fired in a heartbeat. Yes, celebrities can and do win slander cases which is why reporters carry tape recorders for interviews. Guaranteed that Blender has this on tape. They’re not amatuers.

    Spreading a Blender Conspiracy Theory against AK has about as much credibility as her Gangsta Rap Conspiracy. The things they both have in common is the lack of a shred of evidence. Tuskagee was more than a conspiracy against blacks. It was fact backed by records and testimony. Uranium sales from Nigeria to Iraq was a conspiracy theory. When Wilson exposed the complete lack of evidence, the FEDs snitched that his wife was CIA, blowing her cover. Now were in a war based on the biggest conspiracy theory/lie of the century.

    You say crap like Blender is trying to take her down is like accusing your girlfriend’s boyfriend of cheating without a scrap of evidence, just a hunch. Until you got lipstick on the collar you’ve got nothing. Hunches, superstition, conspiracy theories all lead to one thing – delusion and denial, the precursors to spiritual and financial failure.

    The problem is, is that AK is a great singer and songwriter but just clueless on expressing a well thought out argument for a conspiracy. She should stick to singing. Saying that the government planned Gangsta Rap, AIDS or Crack is insulting to black folk. It says blacks are so weak willed that they’ll consume whatever crap you put in front of them. Next conspiracy theory will be the FEDs spread planted pork rinds in Bodegas so Puerto Ricans will die of high blood pressure. Did they invent the pub so the Irish will be pickled all the time. The truth is people like to fuck unsafely, get high, eat high fat foods, smoke, and booze it up. If you’ve got no discipline in these matters the only one to blame for your downfall is in the mirror.

    I got a conspiracy theory of my own. I believe black folks in powerful places, maybe Diddy, put GW Bush in office so it’ll make white folk look bad thus paving the way for the first black president (or black enough). How do I know this? Well let’s just say there’s a pink elephant in the trunk of your car as we speak. I’ve got a hunch. Can you prove that it’s not there from where you are?

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