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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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Snoop Dogg Goes After Trump Again Over National Anthem Controversy

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Earlier this year, Snoop Dogg blasted trump by shooting a clown parody of president of the president with a toy gun in the music video for “Lavender (Nightfall Remix).” Now, the rapper is taking aim again, but in a much more subtle way.

As fans anticipate the release of the rapper’s upcoming album, “Make America Crip Again,” folks are getting a little teaser from the title track.

Audio was released from the song and on it, Snoop tackles Colin Kaepernick and the current controversial National Anthem controversy. “The president said he wants to make America great again. Fuck that shit, we gon’ make America Crip again,” he raps.

During an interview on CNN, the rapper explained, “Certain people feel like we should make America ‘great again,’ but that time they’re referring to always takes me back to separation and segregation, so I’d rather make America Crip again.'”

He added, “What I mean by that is, in my lifetime, that’s when young black men in impoverished areas organized to help their communities and to take care of their own because society basically left them for dead.”

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