dmx1.jpgEarlier this week on Bill O’Reilly’s daily Fox News show, the O’Reilly Factor, the Humane Society blamed DMX, Jay-Z and hip-hop for promoting dog-fighting culture in America. Recently, NFL player Michael Vick, quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons, was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly participating in a dog-fighting ring. Surprisingly, John Goodwin, manager of animal fighting issues for the Humane Society, drew a connection between Vick’s case and hip-hop. “The growth in dog fighting has been largely fueled by some elements in the popular culture, specifically some rap videos,” Goodwin told O’Reilly. “For example, there is a rapper named DMX. He has a CD named Grand Champ. There is a big pit-bull on the cover and the booklet that comes with the CD describes a champion as a three time winner of dogfights. There is Jay-Z, who had a music video called “99 Problems.” The unedited version had scenes of him handling a dog in a dog fighting pit.”