Singer Keys Insists Her Racist Remarks Were Really Your Fault
The Media LOVED It when Obama did it after his pastor’s hateful anti-American rants—
Now, after being backed into a corner, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is trying it out…
The Race Card Spin Defense
Alicia Keys came out with her own crazy conspiracy-filled racist rant in an interview with Blender Magazine last week. This month’s Blender published the nutty article where Alicia insists that:
** ‘Gangsta rap’ was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other.
** She wears a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck “to symbolize strength, power and killing ’em dead.”
** The bicoastal feud between slain rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. was fueled “by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing.”
** If black leaders such as the late Black Panther Huey Newton (a cop killer) “had the outlets our musicians have today, it’d be global. I have to figure out a way to do it myself.”
Now… Alicia is backtracking on her conspiracy theories. And Alicia sees this really as a wake up call for all of us.
The AP reported:
NEW YORK – Alicia Keys says she’s not a conspiracy theorist.
In a statement issued Tuesday, Keys said she was clarifying “comments that were made during my recent Blender magazine interview since they have been misrepresented.”
According to an interview in the magazine’s May issue, the 27-year-old singer says: “‘Gangsta rap’ was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. ‘Gangsta rap’ didn’t exist.” She also is quoted as saying that she wears a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck “to symbolize strength, power and killing ’em dead.”
We stand by our story,” Blender spokeswoman Kate Cafaro told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
“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.”
As for the AK-47 remark, Keys said Tuesday that AK-47 is a nickname given to her by friends “as an acronym for Alicia Keys and a metaphor for wowing people with my music and performances, ‘killing ’em dead’ on stage. The reference was in no way meant to have a literal, political or negative connotation.”
Oh brother. Is this what we have to look forward to now?
…So, every time a prominent black makes racist crazy remarks we’re going to be lectured on how it is our fault and that we need to change and look at things differently?
Thank you. I’ll pass.