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Lupe Fiasco Addresses Mike Brown Shooting: If You Cannot Beat Them, Join Them

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Lupe Fiasco has joined the list of rappers including J. Cole, T.I., Twista and Nelly, who have spoken out about the Mike Brown shooting.

On Tuesday, the Chicago rapper took to Twitter and took a much different approach than other artists who have addressed the situation in the past week, his message, “If you cannot beat them … join them.”

“The tragic death of Mike Brown was the product of a system that can be changed. Protests & activism satisfy passions for the moment,” Lupe said in a series of tweets. “Long term goals & solutions must be on the minds of folks so events like this never happen again especially once the news leaves … Simply if you cannot beat them…join them,” he wrote and followed by posting a link to an article about how to become a police officer in Missouri. “Long term change only happens from within.

Lupe continued by posting links to information on how to join the police force with the idea that if people protesting police brutality joined the police force, they could enact the change that they are currently protesting for.

Read the rest of his tweets below:

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  1. Truth

    August 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    I agree with him. Everybody needs to be a police officer.

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No Joke: Bill Cosby Is Back On Stage Doing Stand-Up

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We are not trying to shame the elderly, but we are super confused why Bill Cosby is back on stage doing stand-up. He is after all 80-years old and going blind, but apparently that’s all apart of his routine.

Cosby did a set on Monday at LaRose Jazz Club in Philly and poked fun at his visual impairment amongst other personal anecdotes. He didn’t touch his pending trial, but many suspect his resurgence into the public eye is all a ploy to revitalize his image.

Just two weeks ago Cosby attended a dinner with friends and let reporters tag along to ask questions and take photos. This time around Cosby announced on his Facebook that he’d be doing a set a couple hours before. He wore a sweatshirt that said “hello friend” and also played the drums alongside the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet.

Folks in the audience are laughing … so maybe it’s working.

#BillCosby has returned to comedy since his trial last summer.

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The disgraced comedian’s retrial on sexual assault charges is set to begin in April, and a new jury selection begins at the end of March. He averted a decision this past June when a jury couldn’t agree on a verdict … ending in a mistrial.

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