|There's another side to Alicia Keys: conspiracy theorist. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter tells Blender magazine: "'Gangsta rap' was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. 'Gangsta rap' didn't exist."|
Keys, 27, said she's read several Black Panther autobiographies and wears a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck "to symbolize strength, power and killing 'em dead," according to an interview in the magazine's May issue, on newsstands Tuesday.
Another of her theories: That 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."
Keys' AK-47 jewelry came as a surprise to her mother, who is quoted as telling Blender: "She wears what? That doesn't sound like Alicia." Keys' publicist, Theola Borden, said Keys was on vacation and unavailable for comment.
Either this is a ploy to "keep it real" or she has hooked up with some people that are out of their mind who are now in her ear. As for the ridiculous notion the government and the media were behind the feud, she got it half right as rap mags/MTV/BET pushed it incessantly and people started believing their own hype. The whole feuding snowballed from their to people getting killed over nothing.
As for gangsta rap, if that came from the government, that would be one of the greatest government created program in history because it blew up fast. I wonder if NWA was a government ploy? They just found a bunch of black guys in Compton, gave them lyrics and said have it.
The great leader emerging angle is snort worthy. As Chris Rock said:
|Chris Rock: I'm watching the news... Tupac Shakur was assassinated, Biggie Smalls assassinated. Struck down by assassin's bullets... no they wasn't. Martin Luther King was assassinated, Malcolm X was assassinated, John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Them two niggas got shot! Shit, I love Tupac, I love Biggie, but school will be open on they birthday.|