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Nas Responds To Bill O’Reilly

nas.jpgIn an interview with MTV News, Nas responds to Fox News political commentator, Bill O’Reilly, who blasted the Queens rapper for performing at “A Concert for Virginia Tech” yesterday (September 6). On his Fox News show, The O’Reilly Factor, the right-wing analyst called Virginia Tech’s decision to allow Nas to perform an “abomination” and “atrocity.” “Having a rapper who trades in violence perform at Virginia Tech insults the victims, the university and the entire commonwealth,” O’Reilly said. In an exclusive interview with MTV News, Nas finally responds to O’Reilly’s comments, stating, “He’s a racist. Everybody has a marketing plan; his marketing plan is racism.”

“He doesn’t understand the younger generation. He deals with the past,” Nas continued to say. “The people he represents are Republican, older, a generation that has nothing to do with the reality of what’s happening now with my generation. He’s not really on my radar. People like him are supposed to be taught and people like me are supposed to let niggas like him know. I don’t take him serious. His shit is all about getting ratings or whatever. I wouldn’t honor anything Bill O’Reilly has to say. It just shows you what bloodsuckers’ do. They abuse something like the Virginia Tech [tragedy] for show ratings. You can’t talk to a person like that.”

Despite all the controversy surrounding his performance, Nas, before taking the stage yesterday, assured MTV News he wouldn’t back down to the critics. “I’m still coming,” he said. “Unfortunately, man, a lot of places in America have to deal with unnecessary violence. Somebody like me who knows it firsthand and could relate…I had a best friend killed, plenty of other friends killed. I been through it. I seen it. My music reflects reality. I think that’s what makes it important that I come through and show love to these people. They deserve it.”

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