Rush Limbaugh and Ice-T are waged in a war of words.
Earlier this week, following the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, Ice-T voiced his opinions on gun control. “Well, I’ll give up my gun when everyone else does,” the veteran MC said. “If there were guns here, would you want to be the only person without one? The right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny.”
In turn, Limbaugh, the conservative radio host, took a shot at Ice-T. “He knew the word ‘tyranny,’” Limbaugh said Tuesday (July , according to Politico. “And he knows that tyranny comes from government representatives. Double impressive.”
The West Coast rhymer didn’t take too kindly to the suggestion. “Rush Limbaugh said he was impressed I knew the word ‘tyranny’…He’s a racist piece of shit,” Ice-T tweeted in response. Later, he continued the defense on the social media site. “Before you challenge me do your research. ‘I’ve lectured at Stanford, Princeton & Harvard to name a few… I just might be smarter than YOU’…I love how people are soooo SHOCKED to hear something thought provoking said by a rapper.. Hip Hop has changed to POP .. Nobody says shit.”
This isn’t the first time this year that Limbaugh has launched an attack on hip-hop, though. “Talk about a double standard,” he said back in March. “Rappers can say anything they want about women. It’s called art. And they win awards.”
Killer Mike wasn’t going to let Limbaugh speak ill of the culture without saying something himself. “Either you’re going to be a fact-based influencer of society or you’re going to be an objective art-based influencer,” he told XXLMag.com. “Choose. You’re not an artist. I doubt you’d be good if you were one, but you present yourself as a fact-base presenter of Republican issues. Our art is subjective—you can choose to listen or not. But he presents himself as a fact person and since he chooses to do that, he should be dealt with by the full extent of the public outcry.” —Adam Fleischer (@AdamXXL)