Kendrick Lamar Responds to Geraldo Rivera: “Hip-Hop Is Not the Problem, Our Reality Is the Problem”
Kendrick Lamar has responded to Geraldo Rivera's comments about his powerful performance of "Alright" at the 2015 BET Awards. "How can you hear a song about hope and turn it into hatred," he said to TMZ Live. "The overall message is we're going to be alright. it's not the message of I want to kill people."
He didn't stop there. K.Dot goes on to say that him standing on a cop car isn't the problem at all.
"The problem isn't me standing on the cop car," said Lamar. "I think his attempt is eluding the real problem, the senseless act of killing these young boys. I think for the most part it's avoiding the truth. This is reality, this is my world, this is what I talk about in my music and you can't delude that. Me being on top of a cop car that's the perforamce piece after these senseless acts. Of course I'm going to be enraged by what's going on out here. Of course im going to speak on it. But at the same time you can't delude the overall message. Yea we're angry about what's going on. Yea we see what's going on, but you can't do that. You can't take away our hope and our privilege that things are going to be okay at the end of the day."
He points out to say hip-hop is not the problem. It's the current situations that are happening in the world that are the problem.
Rivera was on Fox News on Tuesday (June 30) blasting Lamar’s stage time, which featured the rapper rhyming on top of a vandalized cop car. “This is why I say that hip-hop has done more damage to young African-Americans than racism in recent years,” said Rivera. “This is exactly the wrong message.” This is the second time this year that Geraldo has made this kind of statement. While doing an interview with Huff Post Live Back in Feb., Geraldo said, “Hip-hop has done more damage to black and brown people that racism in the last 10 years.