“Racism still alive, they just be concealing it…” ~ Kanye West
Wow! Fox News just took a pretty cheap shot a Jay Z calling him a “former crack dealer” in the headline of their story.
While reporting on Mr. Carter’s visit with the Governor of New York, Fox News decided to go with the unnecessary wording in their title in order to grab attention while shading Jay.
The visit comes on the heels of the non-indictment of the officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner. Carter and Cuomo meet to discuss how cops enforce the laws in New york and although the governor’s spokeswoman called the meeting “productive”, Fox decided to focus on throwing subliminal shots at Jay Z with the following quotes.
“The rapper built his musical career on songs about his past criminal exploits slinging crack in Brooklyn’s Marcy housing project.”
“One online report lists 187 references to crack or cocaine on his 12 solo albums, including last year’s chart-topping Magna Carta Holy Grail.”
“In addition to his rap boasts about drug dealing, his criminal justice experience includes being charged with stabbing people and bashing them on their heads with bottles at his favorite city nightclubs.”
It’s no secret that Jay spent time selling drugs, but when you know better you do better and he’s certainly shown that. What Fox fails to mention is that Jay Z doesn’t glorify drug dealing, in fact he can be quoted saying, “Hov did that so hopefully you won’t have to go through that.” But, of course the unenlightened folks at Fox News probably don’t care to know that. We’re all just looking for balanced journalism, if you’re going to refer to someone’s past (in an attempt to discredit them), you have to show the progression in their present … i.e. Jay Z’s philanthropic work.
Is Trey Songz Completely Out Of Control?!
Trey Songz used to be a singer known for sexually suggestive lyrics and his panache for saying “yuuuup.” Now, he may be known more as an R&B singer with a possible rage problem…
Trigga Trey has been accused of smacking a girl in the face with her own phone and now that accuser is suing for $50,000. The unidentified woman says that while at Philadelphia’s Vanity Grand Cabaret strip club she sought to get a snapshot with the singer, but he didn’t oblige. Instead, according to the woman, he pushed her phone back into her face and caused her glasses to break.
If true, this isn’t Trey’s first time getting way too aggressive for no d@mn reason. Just last year he became so upset over authorities ending his show in Detroit that he threw microphones and speakers from the stage. Unfortunately, he also injured a police officer in the process. In August, he reached a plea deal in that case and got his felony assault charge reduced to just two counts of disturbing the peace.
So, back to the fan who just wanted a photo. It looks like she’s only seeking coin and not criminal charges. And in Songz’s defense he does take pictures with some fans (see below), so maybe it was just the way she asked.
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