Saturday, April 12, 2008

George Strait and Alicia Keys

Now, you're wondering how I'm going to tie these two together, right? Did you see the story on about her?

NEW YORK — 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."

So if "gangsta rap" was invented by the government so that blacks would kill each other, then Country Music was invented to get girls pregnant to create more white people.

I mean, puh-leez!

George Strait is therefore responsible for more babies being born than Ice Cube is for kids being killed.

Did you follow that logic? Gooder than hers, eh?


H/T Fox

UPDATE: Here's a statement from Keys on FOXNEWS.COM today (4/16/08):

"My comments about `gangsta rap' were in no way trying to suggest that the government is responsible for creating this genre of rap music," Keys said in a statement issued by J Records. "The point that I was trying to make was that the term was oversloganized by some of the media causing reactions that were not always positive. Many of the `gangsta rap' lyrics articulate the problems of the artists' experiences and I think all of us, including our leaders, could be doing more to address these problems including drugs, gang violence, crime, and other related social issues."

"Oversloganized"? Yeah, that's a rap term. I'm not buying it, but at least she's trying to get out ahead of this. If only Barack had hired her PR firm, he might be out from under the Rev Wright problem.

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