Monday, October 18, 2004

KRS-One: Punk-Ass Traitor?

There are nutters.

There are punk-asses.

And then, there's KRS-One, who claimed 2 Oct 04 to have cheered the destruction of the WTC with his friends on 9/11.

The rapper was a panelist at the New Yorker Festival in that city. Undertstandibly, he has succeded in igniting a shitstorm of controversy.

[...]the rapper explained his views by saying that prior to the attack World Trade Center security guards prevented black people from entering "because of the way we talk and dress. So when the planes hit the building, we were like, 'Mmmm -- justice.' [9/11] doesn't affect us. 9/11 happened to them, not us. The rich . . . those who are oppressing us. RCA or BMG, Universal, the radio stations."
So this punk is saying that mass murder is justified when it comes to fighting ignorant discrimination.

If you listen very carefully, you'd be hearing Martin Luther King and many of his brothas and sistahs who perished in the al-Qaeda-inflicted fire and rubble spinning in their graves.

But wait... there's more!

KRS-One also criticized recent voter registration campaigns by members of the hip-hop community. "Voting in a corrupt society adds more corruption," he said. "America has to commit suicide if the world is to be a better place."
Without a doubt, Krist Novoselic, activist and erstwhile bassist in a band called Nirvana, took exception to that comment. After all, he knows where suicide leads to.

Pretty strange for a guy whose corporate website includes...

a "declaration of peace" that seeks to "establish a foundation of health, love, awareness, wealth, peace and prosperity for ourselves, our children and their children's children, forever."
KRS: take our advice - stick to music, punk.


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