At the recent BET awards, Kendrick Lamar performed To Pimp A Butterfly album track “Alright” whilst he was standing on a vandalised police car. Fox News decided to comment on his performance and accused Kendrick of inciting violence. Geraldo Rivera commented saying that Hip Hop is more damaging to Black people than racism (which is completely absurd).
In an interview with TMZ, Kendrick responded to the ridiculous comments made by Fox News, saying, “how can you take a song that’s about hope and turn it into hatred? The message, the overall message, is we gonna be all right. It’s not the message, we gonna kill people. This is our music, this is us expressing ourselves“.
“Rather [than] going out here and doing the murders myself, I want to express myself in a positive light the same way other artists are doing. Not going out in the streets, go in the booth and talking about the situation and hoping these kids can find some type of influence on it in a positive manner. Coming from these streets and coming from these neighborhoods, we’re taking our talents and putting ’em inside the studio“. You can watch the full interview here.