Kendrick Lamar Responds To Geraldo Rivera’s Criticism Of BET Hip Hop Awards Performance
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[Kendrick Lamar Responds To Geraldo Rivera’s Criticism Of BET Hip Hop Awards Performance]
[Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987):] Source: LYBIO.net
How can you take a song that’s about hope and turn it into hatred? You know what I’m saying. The message – the overall message – is, ‘We gonna be all right.’ It’s not the message of, ‘I want to kill people.’”
[Harvey Levin (TMZ):]
The symbol of your BET performance is you standing on a vandalized cop car, does that carry some weight in terms of what Geraldo’s saying.
No it doesn’t. The problem isn’t me standing on the cop car, I think his attempt is really to dilute the real problem, which is the senseless acts of killing of these young boys out here, know what I’m saying?
For the most part it is about avoiding truth. This is reality. This is the world. This is what I talk about in my music. You know, you can’t dilute it.
Me being on the cop car, that’s a performance piece after these senseless acts. You dig what I’m saying? Of course I’ma be enraged about what’s going on here. Of course I’m gonna speak on it. You know. But at the same time, you can’t dilute the overall message… here we angry about what’s going on… here we see what’s going on… you know what I’m talking about? But you can’t do that – you can’t uh… you can’t take away our hope and our privilege that things will be okay at the end of the day.
Hip hop is not the problem. Our reality is the problem of the situation. You know, this is our music, this is us expressing ourselves. Rather than going out here and doing the murders myself, I want to express myself in a positive light the same way other artists are doing, not going on on the streets, going in the booth and talking about the situation and you know – and hoping these kids can find some type of influence on it – in a positive matter… you know.
Coming from the streets and coming from these neighborhoods, we’re taking our talents our talents and putting them inside a studio. You know.
So, him addressing the problem, saying it is hip hop, it is not. It’s again avoiding the problem, which is what’s going on out here.
The oppression of having drugs and guns in the streets, and us being in a mentality where we have to somewhat survive in these hostile situations.
[Kendrick Lamar:] Source: LYBIO.net
That is the real problem, and the more and more you try to avoid that, the more and more we’re going to keep talking about it. And giving our people the game, as far as how to control these situations and overcome it.
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