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Geraldo Rivera Rips Kendrick Lamar’s BET Award Set

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[Kendrick Lamar Responds To Geraldo Rivera’s Criticism Of BET Hip Hop Awards Performance]

[Reporter:] Source: LYBIO.net
Rapper, Kendrick Lamar raised some eyebrows last night when he opened the BET Awards singing on top of a vandalized cop car.

[Kendrick Lamar – Alright]

When you know, we been hurt, been down before,
When my pride was low, lookin’ at the world like, “where do we go, nigga?”
And we hate Popo, wanna kill us dead in the street for sure, nigga
I’m at the preacher’s door
My knees gettin’ weak and my gun might blow but we gon’ be alright

[Reporter:]
Uh, did you catch that? Lamar stated his views on police brutality when that line in the song “And we hate Popo, wanna kill us dead in the street for sure.”

[Woman Reporter:]
Ah, please! Uh…I don’t like it. I mean you know I don’t like it, that’s why you came to me – I get it, that’s his right to express himself, let the free market decide. Personally it doesn’t excite me, it doesn’t turn me on, it doesn’t interest me, I’m not feeling it.

[Reporter:]
Geraldo, they’re not helpful with those song lyrics?

[Gerald Michael Rivera (born July 4, 1943):] Source: LYBIO.net
To say the least, not helpful at all.

This is why I say that hip-hop has done more damage to young African-Americans than racism in recent years. This is exactly the wrong message and then to conflate what happened in the church in Charleston, South Carolina with these tragic incidents involving excessive use of force by cops, is to equate that racist killer with cops, it is so wrong, it is so counterproductive, it gives exactly the wrong message.

[Geraldo Rivera:] Source: LYBIO.net
It doesn’t recognize that a city like Baltimore where remember Freddie Gray, they’ve had a homicide a day since Freddie Gray, no one’s protesting that. Baltimore, a tiny city, seven percent the size of New York, has just as many murders as New York. You know, we have to wake up at some point and understand what’s going on.

[Reporter:]
Dana, timings everything and maybe this is a little too soon.

[Reporter:]
Well, the thing I was thinking about this too, it’s not like it was somebody on cable news who just happened to say something that they regretted and they had to go and apologize for. This was planned, there were probably a thousand people, at least several hundred, if not a thousand people who all knew this was all going to happen and nobody raises their hand and says: ‘maybe this isn’t the best idea.’

[Reporter:]
Yeah, what’s going on Tommy, look at that police car.

[Reporter:]
It insights violence.

[Reporter:]
Are you sure it was planned? It looks like a spontaneous demonstration, to me.

[Reporter:]
Who pushed the video?

[Reporter:]
Uh, no. A rapper who is anti-police, I mean, its never happened before.

[Reporter:]
Lets move on to this one.

Geraldo Rivera Rips Kendrick Lamar's BET Award Set

Geraldo Rivera Rips Kendrick Lamar’s BET Award Set

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