Is K’Naan with the terrorists?

You can tell K’Naan hasn’t spent a significant amount of time here in the US, because he went on the radio today talking about how he supports the pirates and how a few of them actually happent to be his cousins.

He was a guest today (I’m assuming) on Shade 45′s godawful morning show, and they asked him why he supports the pirates, and if he could break down the situation. I’m gonna go ahead and excerpt at length, so as to avoid having to do too much work on a Friday afternoon. Note that all spelling and grammatical errors are courtesy of Global Grind, where I found this.

K’Naan: It’s strange as it is, a lot of people don’t like me for saying that but i’m in support of the pirates.

Angela Yee: Why are you in support of the pirates?

K’Naan: Because western companies, like massive western companies would come to Somalia and dump nuclear toxic waste containers on the shore because there was no govt controlling the shore lines. So these pirate initially went into the ocean to make them pay for that sort of thing. So they just take everything for hostage or ransom, so that actually helped us clean our enviroment.

Emoticon: Can you break it down, I”m sure you probably have cousin that a pirates. How are they taking over the ships?

K’Naan: They got like real pirates they got like the mother ship, they really do different gangs got like different massive ships, and they they got like speed boats that the lounge from underneath the ship. And then the speed boats are mounted with machine guns and what they’ll do is they’ll go to a tanker or something and the speed boats will come flying every direction. They’ll go around and overwhelm….

Emoticon: That’s it i don’t want to know anymore I’m nervous.

K’Naan: You know what’s crazy on the real I was just telling someone’ I literally do have pirate cousins.

Which is all fine and dandy… except I’m not sure if I’m buying his argument that there’s really a progressive case to be made for these ninjas robbing ships. Is he sure they aren’t just trying to get enough money to cop diamond studded collars for their hyenae, or whatever it is a brother buys when he comes into some money over there in Africa?

I can’t help but be reminded of when the Coup had that song out encouraging people to boost clothes from department stores, as if it was gonna somehow help increase the wages of the poor bastards who work there, i.e. yours truly, when I think we all know that people who boost clothes from department stores are just just ign’ant niggas (or in the case of the BGM, wiggers) trying to come up on some shit with a Nike swooshtika on it.

Think about it: If the fine people of Somalia were really concerned with western companies dumping toxic material on their shore, wouldn’t it be an official stance of the government to be out there robbing ships. It wouldn’t be some random African dudes dressed like the cast of one of those Pirates of the Caribbean movies, it’d be the actual Coast Guard or whatever.

I don’t doubt that the TIs really are using the coast of Somalia as a convenient dumping ground for toxic waste. That sounds like some shit they would do. And I’m not saying that, if that really is the case, they don’t have a right to go in the TIs pocket. I generally applaud any and all efforts to fuck with a TIs money, provided it doesn’t cost me anything. I’m just saying. How do we know that the money these guys are stealing is going to feed those poor babies with the flies on their faces? You know, the ones from the TV commercials. If you notice, K’Naan doesn’t get into that.

I happen to know for a fact, because I saw it on the news, that the amount of money these pirates have stolen is into the hundreds of millions, if not the billions. Now, I’m no expert in math, but you’d have to think that, if it only costs a dollar a day to feed an African (let’s even say two – let ‘em go hog wild), and these pirates have stolen a billion dollars, they ought to be in bush meat for… I don’t know, like infinity. Those motherfuckers should be sending me money, to help get my cable turned back on. After all, we’re all part of the same diaspora. See, that’s why black people can’t get ahead like the Jews.

The thing is, we don’t what the pirates are doing with this money. For all we know, they could be using it to the terrorists get a nuke. They are Muslim. And we know they’ve got nuclear material right there on our coasts. If they could figure out how to gank western civilization for a billion dollars, they could probably load that shit into a missile and wipe out the entire eastern seaboard. And you’d have to think that, if my dumb ass could figure out that they aren’t spending that money on food, with a wicked hangover, using nothing but a $400 laptop, the government is probably aware of this.

Cue K’Naan getting detained at the airport in T-minus 10, 9, 8…

  • Pierzy

    What a douche. When he’s speaking about “massive Western companies” that are so evil, does he include BMG and A&M, both of which he has released albums under? Hypocrite.

    If you want to be political, that’s great, but be honest about it and know about what you speak before opening your mouth.

    • JCITYHUSTLA617

      SHOULD HAVE ETHERED ASHLEY LOGAN AND KAYSLAY 2DAY THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ILL ILL FUCKIN GHOSTWRITE YOUR LYRICS AND U CAN BATTLE THAT HERPES RIDIN BITCH MAKE THAT HOE GET A HERPES TEST IN PUBLIC THEN SHE CAN TALK SHIT WITH KAYSLAY THE DRAMA QUEEN

  • yeah man

    Pierzy, moron, he didn’t say ALL massive, American companies…so if a Black man kicks you in the shin and you say, ‘a Black guy kicked me in the shin’ does that mean you’re against all Black men? Huh, idiot?

    • Pierzy

      Well then shouldn’t he have been more specific? Name the companies! I’ve boycotted firms that have been shown to do harm. Is it possible he does not know what companies did the crimes so he was just being general?

      Or should I just believe everything he says?

      • BIGNAT

        i agree he is speaking in general terms no one knows the true faces of these companies. It’s all owned by one which is funded by another. which leads back to george bush lol

  • geico lizard

    K’Naan and Mia should do an album together about how much they hate this country that has made them rich and famous. I blame all this pirate shit on disney and johnny depp for making it cool again with their movies and theme park rides.

    • macdatruest

      Damn, I thought their God given talents made them rich but maybe I’m trippin’. And wasn’t MIA a star waaay before Paper Planes??

      I blame the pirate shit on muthafuckas fuckin wit a nigga livelihood on the high seas. Fuck wit in in the city, it create gangs. Fuck wit it in the water, it create pirates.

      • CLARK

        She was a star, but America is where the money is at, everyone knows that.

        • macdatruest

          America is where they print worthless paper money America is broke. Read a business journal, we broke still. Nobody still believes Wall Street, they need new people. America’s “economy” is non-existent the market crashed and bankrupt every bank, and the Fed pumped money into it, empty money. Oh yea, I trade in international currency markets so keep believing in the greatness of America, go out and buy a big Japanese flat screen and some clothes made in china for me will ya lol

  • sealsaa

    @ gieco lizard

    Seems as if you’ve made a connection. Walt Disney was said to be an anti-semite. Hmmmm….

  • that nigga

    Oh shit. I was just on Yahoo news on my home page and one of them guys in them blue jumpsuits looks just like this nigga. No lie.

    But lets be honest, none of us, well not me anyway has ever been to where he lives so we dont know whats really going on over there. He could actually be telling the truth bout the dumping of their toxic waste and etc… We can only tell whats going on over here and more than half of that shit is false If you watch the news, ie, FOX, CNN.

    • that nigga

      I happen to know for a fact, because I saw it on the news, that the amount of money these pirates have stolen is into the hundreds of millions, if not the billions. Now, I’m no expert in math, but you’d have to think that, if it only costs a dollar a day to feed an African (let’s even say two – let ‘em go hog wild), and these pirates have stolen a billion dollars, they ought to be in bush meat for… I don’t know, like infinity. Those motherfuckers should be sending me money, to help get my cable turned back on.
      :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

      HAHAHAHAHAHA! You aint lyin!!

  • $ykotic

    K’naan just made the list!!!

    But seriously, after the world raping that continent for generations how can you be surprised that now they are going for theirs?

  • Detroit Draper

    The evils that our government and White people in general do are usually kept under wraps ignored etc. Especially the crimes commited against Africa…I could go on for days but Im not. White people are evil as history has shown. Africa has been robbed of everything so yes I support the pirates the “terrorist” and whoever else fights for whats right. The one question that I know noone will be able to answer is: Why are Africa’s people starving in the most naturally rich continent? Because Europeans stole everything…the land the natural resources the people…….

    • og bobby j

      “White people are evil as history has shown. Africa has been robbed of everything so yes I support the pirates the “terrorist” and whoever else fights for whats right.” – yes, it is very obvious blacks are the most non violent people in the world. And terrorism is definately something worth supporting, cause ti is about doing what is right. Your a failure…

      “Why are Africa’s people starving in the most naturally rich continent?” because food does not grow in the same regions rich in diamonds and oil….well, that and the citizens of africa failed to advance with the rest of the world in terms of education and technology.

      But i see where your going, and you make a valid point….just keep blaming someone else and you’ll be fine. It must be the white man’s fault….whatever helps you sleep at night.

    • Around and Around

      “I support the pirates the “terrorist” and whoever else fights for whats right”
      —–
      Detroit Draper, now I see why the D is in shambles simple ass nigga’s like you…..those pirates are about getting paper, not fighting for “what’s right”. Don’t get me wrong I luv those nigga’s they’re crazy…but all they see is paper.

      -They jacked an oil tanker owned & operated by Saudi Arabia a few months ago…what’s that have to do with whitey?

      • FlapJack

        “They jacked an oil tanker owned & operated by Saudi Arabia a few months ago…what’s that have to do with whitey?”

        What do you think you’re filling your car up with?

        They’re Bush’es fuckbuddies

        • Around and Around

          You’re obviously too slow to get my point….that the pirates aren’t doing shit to get back at any race, they’re about paper you flapjack eating ma fucka…

          -they target any ship, and jack it for ransom, they don’t give a shit who’s it is.

          And we import more oil from Canada then Saudi.

          Stay in your lane ho

  • Bizzy

    I like how this is next to a K’Naan Ad. Synergy!

  • http://xxl All Dae

    Excellent piece of writing.

    Homie might get away with talking crazy cause he’s no threat. So what if his cousin is a pirate, he’s not so I’m big upping the pirate cousin.

  • Detroit Draper

    Any continent/country/town/village or any place that produces as much oil/diomonds and other various precious metals worth unimaginable values should have no problem feeding their people or develooping technology. But when other people from the wastelands of Europe come and enslavem,occupy, and or takeover those resources then thats why u have the problems that we see today.

    • macdatruest

      Damn somebody wit some sense!

    • DV8

      yessir!!!!

  • macdatruest

    Damn I see why white people look at niggas like they ignorant, yall don’t know shit about Africa.They know more bout it than yall do. It cost a dollar a day to feed an “African”? Africa is not a country first of all idiots. Africa is a continent three times the size the U.S. which is made up of States, Africa in made up of Countries. “African” is not a language either in all the countries in Africa they speak a variety of languages.I happen to be half Kenyan, and I lived there so I aint “just sayin’” like bitch niggas like Bol love to do. But I fuckin digress…

    Diamond studded hyena collars??? That’s the type of brainwashed shit that I hear Africans say about Americans. They look down on Black Americans, like my family, are ballin’ out and have degrees in architecture, run construction firms, etc. so they think that any nigga that aint got money must be lazy. they wasnt taught about all the struggles niggas been through in America and what they still face today, they separate themselves from they own people

    Then I see people from America sayin’ shit like this bullshit Bol is sayin’. Ima just put it like this. it’s some poor countries in Africa, its people starving all that. But thats ANY country with resources and Africa always been the richest continent in natural resources from oil to precious metals. what happen is this “group of people” come and find a way to take over using banks and armies and enforcing their rule with religion and usually a new currency and by propogating how bad the “natives” are living.

    I used to hear so much propoganda about “natives” even in cartoons when I was young that I thought that it meant “savages” not just the people who were there first.Africa is a beautiful continent with a rich history, just like niggas history in america aint just slavery and civil rights, it was black cowboys and all that. What we need to do is avoid bullshit like this article, use yo computer for more than just “pron” like Bol ugly ass say, and educate yourselves.

    You make yourself look bad talkin shit about your own people and yea Africans is yo people. Niggas is African fuck yo social and id number that aint in yo DNA. I wonder why Jin aint makin fun of chinks in China, aint he American?
    I guess he hasnt been taught to be ashamed of his history. He could easily be like “yea I dont eat dogs” or some shit based on him living in America, but why deny yo roots and look like a bitch, or a “nigga”

    I aint from Africa-I’m from Crenshaw Mafia
    SMH…..

    • FlapJack

      Completely cosign mac.

  • Detroit Draper

    Thank you mac…To be honest I didnt think it would be someone with intelligence to back me up…The funny thing is why do I need someone to back me up when Im telling the undebatable(Prob not a word but u get the point) truth. Now the comment of “them” being evil may be an opinion but the crimes throughout history are not.

  • BIGNAT

    pirates always been around they usually operate in open international waters. where no major countries claim those waters so if you are caught out there. it’s basically like no laws and who you going tell the coast guard? they won’t reach you in time unless they happen to be on patrol that far out. i guess the only thing you can do is beg for your life and ask for a life vest if they choose to throw you overboard alive.
    now this situation is different and bol made a valid and very funny point. that we get commericals telling us for pennies a day we can feed kids who are in poverty. these guys have acquired more wealth than most of us will make in 3 lifetimes. yet they don’t take care of there own people. or maybe they do just not the other starving people they don’t know. it really makes no sense but i guess when you steal millions or billions. feeding the poor is not high on the list of things to do with such wealth. i am sure they are riding around in whatever is new shiny and exspensive. to a grand house which i am sure will have high walls guards and barb wire.

  • macdatruest

    Why do we got coons like Al Sharpton complaining about a lack of funding in black schools? “We” got billions of dollars being generated just for passing or shooting or running with a fucking ball, and still “these guys have acquired more wealth than most of us will make in 3 lifetimes. yet they don’t take care of there own people.”

  • $ykotic

    Bol you’re a superstar!

    Ashley Logan going in on you over @ WSHH!

    Kay Slay and her throwing darts at you! Her hatred will turn into your love!

    This is gonna be interesting…

  • macdatruest

    Thats you niggas in America with that “Three identcal cars and an indoor theatre to watch Scarface” mentality. Think thats Africa, there is no “American Dream” of living carefree they tryna survive man. I know

    • $ykotic

      “But seriously, after the world raping that continent for generations how can you be surprised that now they are going for theirs?”

      I said this above.

      @mactruest

      I can’t even begin to fester on this situation. U r bringing a special knowledge on this point that most of them cannot even imagine. But I c u Don.

      • macdatruest

        @$yk

        real shit, thanks bro its good somebody listening

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    yea man, she getting @ u on worldstar…

  • $ykotic

    Bol stop f*kking wit them skrippers and regulate your calling!

    WSHH commenters sh*tting on her…

    • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

      Link me! Link me to that shit now! LOL

      • $ykotic

        Got you Em…

        /videos/video.php?v=wshhYF4jrb94s8ljoPDy

      • $ykotic

        Link won’t fester. Top video on Wshh right now…

        • $ykotic

          By the way I c u doing you thing with that equipment! Much better than last month!

          Go get em…..

        • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

          Thanks man appreciate it

  • iLL

    There is no difference between starving countries in Africa and starving ghetto’s and projects in the US. Its all economics. So yea pirates are robbing these ships for more than just toxic spillage. Just like Pookie robbin Mr.YT for more than 400 years of oppression in the US. They have genocide, we have genocide. Same shit, different commode.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Bol Tell that bitch to take the herp herp test and post it!

    You heard that from Mutada al sader the king first.. Tell that bitch to take the TEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If she aint got the herp, tell her to take the test and post it !!!!!!!!

    I’D STILL SMASH THAT CHUBBY BITCH IN THE MOUTH WITH A CONDOM. Ha Ha

    • $ykotic

      LOL

      “Hooer, Take the test, take the test, take the test, take the test, take the test!”

      Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5

  • c. gabi

    You must be retarded…

    If what he says is true, that there is no federal gov’t patrolling the shores…

    Why in the fuck do you think there would be a federal entity for anything maritime-related?

    Of course pirates are fuckin robbing ships.

  • 313Dawg

    “I happen to know for a fact, because I saw it on the news…”
    Surely you must be joking!!!

  • CLARK

    It’s one thing to understand where the pirates are coming from, but you shouldn’t condone it.

    Two wrongs dont make a right, period.

    How would you feel if a family member or friend was taken hostage, or even killed by these pirates?

    • macdatruest

      The same way you would feel if you had a family member or friend who had to bathe and drink in dirty water just because they have no navy to protect their land from corporate piracy. It’s a T.V. commercial to people when they see all the suffering. Sometimes, when you gonna die anyway, you feel like fuck it, Imma go all out, instead of suffering in silence like a bitch. And with that said, the pirates are wrong. All of them. Sanctioned or not

  • FlapJack

    Go get yours, pirates! Ma hashecte! (prolly not proper grammar, but whatever)

  • Avenger XL

    Ahhhh yes Avenger closes the post as only he can.

    1. Bol you and your jokes for hits and shit go toooo far some times but you blog for a minstrel ass pub like xxl so what do I expect. All of the points Knaan made was valid and warrant proper research they are not sensational but seem to come from a point of heart felt belief drapped in truth.

    2. Priezy–WTF do you work for fox news??????

    Do some research and you will find Italy has been caught dumping toxic waste and severval d-bag european counties are responsible for over fishing. How dumb are we people?

  • Mohamed

    Knaan is right to a dagree. But saying that he “supports” them is a bit too far. This article is very ignorant and took some thing out of context simple to make knaan look bad. I’m very dissapointed in who ever wrote this becouse they have the power to voice their oppionin in a stage so large hundreds can hear them yet instead of choosing to show what is really going on in my war strickin govermentless country, they decided to spread hate.

  • 2pacmalcomx

    The retard who wrote this article doesnt make any sense. even white poeple shy away from redicoulus elegation the likes of this one. malcom X would define this nigge as a “house nigger”. Knaan is a black brother whos doing his own thang. pirates are not after us black people they are after big fishes (big ships) which is own by rich white people and arabs. and we all know how white people brought us here in boats and in shankles. we speak their language, we adopt their religion, we think like them “hence, the nigge who wrote this article above” and all of sudden we put their name tag on our necks and we think we are them…..black revolution baby…..go pirates!!!!!!!!!!!!