Well it all kicked off yesterday after footage of ‘popular’ rapper English Frank (now “affectionately” known in some quarters as EDL Frank) caught the attention of the masses.
CLICK HERE to read all about the drama and view footage of outburst.
As expected some of us went straight for the jugular after watching a cocky and overly confident Frank belittle an African security guard during an event in Brixton (that Frank organised/hosted), while others made excuses for his behaviour, blamed others within the black community for Frank’s outburst, attempted to play down the incident , worked hard to take the heat off Frank’s blazing back like good obedient soldiers or simply remained uncharacteristically silent.
This dire situation has now forced Frank to post a public apology on YouTube.
In reply to Frank conveniently mentioning that his son is of mixed race origin a YouTube commentator said:
ColdkeyzMusic 1 hour ago
Having a mixed race child doesn’t prove ur not racist, Even slave owners had mixed race kids back in the day.
Now that’s deep…..
Anyway today’s “it’s not racism it’s just banter” generation will lap this apology up. But those of us who came up in the 1980s, 1990s, and the generation before us know better.
Back in the day if an incident like this occurred there would have been no discussion, no reasoning, Frank would have been bottled off the stage and left to crawl away from his own event on his knees. Actually scrap that, back in the day he would have known better than to say such a thing at an event especially in Brixton.
It will be both interesting and comical to see who from within the UK Hip Hop/Rap community will continue to work and share the stage with Frank at the next Hip Hop Isn’t Dead event .
Your thoughts please…