Good ol K dot aka Kendrick Lamar had some choice words for the black community in a recent Billboard magazine article in regards to the events in Ferguson. He was quoted saying, “I wish somebody would look in our neighborhood knowing that it's already a situation, mentally, where it's f---ked up. What happened to [Michael Brown] should've never happened. Never. But when we don't have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within. Don't start with just a rally, don't start from looting -- it starts from within.” Boy if you don’t shut your midget ass up!!! Cheese N Rice, Jesus Christ…what the hell is wrong with these black celebs?
Kendrick Lamar is from Compton, CA muthaf*cking Compton, bruh. And he is telling the black community that we need to respect ourselves and they (white supremacists) will respect us? That view from the ivory tower must be foggy from all that Hollywood smug. Blacks were brought to this country as property and we are always reminded of that every damn day, from social studies books to the television. We got our freedom due to the new system of Capitalism and the south’s economy thriving from free labor, not because slavery is wrong:"If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it"-President Lincoln in an open letter to Horace Greeley. We were hosed, arrested, beat, and killed for standing up for our basic human rights…and in our Sunday’s finest. But the “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” rapper is telling us (again) that we must respect ourselves.
It’s a slippery slope when artists speak their minds about current events and it gets even more dangerous due to the twitterverse. Twitter is amazing when it comes to airing out bullshit. The people on twitter will get you the f*ck up out the paint like DeMarcus Cousins. Besides that dumbass remark from K dot, we haven’t heard much from our favorite MC’s and crooners, Nicki Minaj spoke on this when she was doing promo for the Pinkprint, the Anaconda tamer said, “People say, 'Why aren't black celebrities speaking out more?' But look what happened to Kanye when he spoke out. People told him to apologize to Bush... And now you haven't heard him speaking about these last couple things, and it's sad. Because how many times can you be made to feel horrible for caring about your people before you say, 'Fuck it, it's not worth it, let me live my life because I'm rich, and why should I give a fuck?” These “new blacks” (thanks Pharrell) have the soul of an old coon. I just hope people enjoy their music and not follow in their footsteps when it comes to this system of injustice. And 9th Wonder yes we read the whole article…still doesn’t take away from what that boy said.