R&B star Alicia Keys has issued a statement a formal statement surrounding controversial comments made in the May issue of Blender Magazine, which hit stands today (April 15). In the article, the Grammy Award winning said that “Gangsta rap was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. ‘Gangsta rap didn‘t exist.” “I feel it is necessary to clarify the comments that were made during my recent Blender magazine interview since they have been misrepresented,” Keys stated. “Anyone who knows me and my character, knows that I am not a conspiracy theorist or, by implication, a racist. My comments about ‘gangsta rap’ were in no way trying to suggest that the government is responsible for creating this genre of rap music. The point that I was trying to make was that the term was over-sloganized by some of the media causing reactions that were not always positive.” The songstress also admitted to wearing a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck to symbolize her “strength, power and killing ‘em dead.” “AK-47 is a nickname given to me by some of my friends in jest, as an acronym for Alicia Keys and a metaphor for wowing people with my music and performances, “killing ‘em dead” on stage,” Keys said. (Source)
Two words – Damage Control…
VHI 1′s ‘Miss Rap Supreme’ premiered last night in the US, and judging by this clip it looks like it’s going to be one big hilarious mess! LMAO.
Mariah still on that promotional trail sits down and chats with the Big O…
Mariah performs the track ‘Bye Bye’
They should have kept their shirts on……….Ok this was all done in aid of promoting healthy eating etc, but for CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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