It has been quite some time since I read about a celebrity who needs to shut up, but Alicia Keys
has come to the rescue! In an interview with Blender magazine
, Keys apparently says that Gangsta rap was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other and that it didn't actually exist, as well as opining that the feud between Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. was "fueled by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing."
Presumably that "great black leader" was Tupac, although why couldn't it have been Biggie?
Now, I'm sure Ms. Keys is a wonderful person, and she made such a cute couple with Common in Smokin' Aces
, but does she really believe that? I'll have to ask Ice Cube if "Fuck tha Police" was just a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. I wonder what he would say.
You're free to exercise your first amendment rights, Ms. Keys, but in this case, I think you should just shut up.
Labels: Celebrities, Culture, People who need to shut up