There goes our Alicia Keys crush:

… KEYS has bizarrely claimed the US government invented ???gangsta rap??? to convince black people to kill each other.

Keys, 27, said the violent hip-hop style was an anti-black conspiracy. The American, who has sold 25 million albums worldwide, believes the government encouraged the 1990s murders of rappers TUPAC SHAKUR and NOTORIOUS B.I.G.

She told a magazine: ???The murders were fuelled to stop a great black leader from existing.???

Apr 14, 2008 · posted by Cord Jefferson, MollyGood · Link · 16 Responses
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Comments (16)

No. 1 maria says:

She’s supposedly very bright. Some bright folks tend to end up as conspiracy theorists. Maybe she has just got a little schizophrenia? Oh, and she’s an Aquarius, always ready to “shock” and rebel against everything.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 9:29 am
No. 2 Chris says:

Biggie and Tupac - great black leaders? Riiiight.

I’m with Chris Rock. Biggie and weren’t assasinated. Them n***as got shot.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 9:48 am
No. 3 Rikers says:

What. A. Fuckin. Idiot.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
No. 4 Francis Bean says:

Yeah, like white people actually WANTED that shit music to exist. Give me a GD break. What a delusional retard!

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 11:44 am
No. 5 Angela says:

I don’t believe she said that. Not that I know her or anything, but I just don’t think she said it.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 12:06 pm
No. 6 Megs says:

Alicia Keyes is right.
Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb (from the San Jose Mercury News) wrote about the crack/CIA connection, which initiated a congressional investigation.

Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Chairman of that sub-Committee, had this to say about the recent allegations raised by Mr. Webb and others, “There is no question in my mind that people affiliated with, or on the payroll of the CIA were involved in drug trafficking while involved in support of the Contras, but it is also important to note that we never found any evidence to suggest that these traffickers ever targeted any one geographic area or population group.

The CIA has denied an accusation that was never made. What they have not denied is that men working for the CIA-run army were selling vast quantities of cocaine to American citizens and using some of the drug profits to arm and equip that army. The CIA has also not denied that the drug dealers were meeting with CIA-paid commanders during this time and getting fundraising requests from them.”

The CIA and its contra-drug connection was the #2 Censored story of 1987 as cited by Project Censored at Sonoma State University.

They reported that despite nearly a decade of charges about the CIA and its contra drug smuggling connection, the mainstream media did not put the issue on the national agenda … until the San Jose Mercury News published its extraordinary three-part series starting August 18, 1996.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 12:12 pm
No. 7 megania says:

Yeah, because Tupac and Biggie were great black leaders….

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 12:15 pm
No. 8 Zoe says:

I mean, this is all a bit far fetched, but with all the horrible shit that the government has done, I can see how it would make someone paranoid. I don’t think it makes her a “delusional retard” Frances Bean, just ill-informed and disillusioned.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 12:29 pm
No. 9 Sparky says:

The government didn’t HAVE to do anything to destroy these men. They did it themselves~
TUPAC’s legal troubles -
BIGGIE’s legal troubles -

…What an idiot.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 12:42 pm
No. 10 jujubees says:

I love a good conspiracy theory. But I can’t read too many of them or I start to believe them. Hence my brief belief about the black helicopters when I live in, Utah. I got over it pretty quick when my coworker telling me about them started talking about how she stock piles guns. My insanity only goes so far and I can understand about the drugs but not Tupac. Although, I still love me some California Love.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 2:05 pm
No. 11 Lisa (#1) says:

Um Megs, you know she said Gangsta Rap not crack, right? Otherwise, holy non-sequitur Batman!

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 2:22 pm
No. 12 neftunes says:

As far as the biggie and pac thing, she didn’t say they were great black leaders, but that they’re assassinations were the result of the government not wanting great black leaders to exist. There’s a difference. She may have been referring to the fact that 2pac and the Notorious B.I.G., had they lived, could have grown into viable black leaders, through their music or otherwise. Can you imagine what 2pac and Biggie would be rapping about today? In their 30’s and knowing what has gone down in this country and abroad since their deaths? I may be a conspiracy theorist, too!

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 2:55 pm
No. 13 jujubees says:

Or they could have ended up with a reality show in VH-1 like few other rappers. Yeah-boooy.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 4:33 pm
No. 14 jill says:

Yeah, ok, the government took their precious time and money to conspire to get Tupac and Biggie to become drug dealers and gangsters…hmmm, doubtful. Alicia Keys should get together with the broad commenting over on I’m Not Obsessed right now who thinks the term ” *place noun here* is the new black” is meant to be racist.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 7:05 pm
No. 15 46n2 says:

2pac and BIG met the violent end that they often rapped about. Even IF the gov. invented rap they couldn’t insure it’s success. The words that come out of people’s mouths are their CHOICE and the consumers who buy the cds CHOOSE to spend their money that way.

Posted: Apr 15, 2008 at 12:40 pm
No. 16 rumour has it says:

I’m coming into this a day late, but hopefully someone will read this. I saw this documentary on PBS a month or two ago about hip hop, race, culture, misogyny, homophobia and commerce. A portion of it discusses how the music companies (owned by white men) do not want to sign with black musicians who sing positive songs about black culture. They only sign on black men with negative stories to rap about. Check it out.

Posted: Apr 15, 2008 at 4:05 pm
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