Alicia Keys seems to have tired of all the rumors about her being a lesbian, so she’s created a good diversion. She was recently quoted as saying that the U.S. government invented the term “gangster rap” and that it was all part of a plan to take out Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. The truth is out there, Leesha!
She says the government coined the term “gangster rap” to start the infamous East Coast/West Coast rap rivalry of the 1990s. Keys believes it was all part of a plot to get “black people to kill each other.”
“[The murders of Shakur and B.I.G were fuelled] by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing,” she told Blender magazine.
In the interview, Alicia’s reportedly wearing a gold pendant of an AK-47 that she says symbolizes “strength, power and killing them dead.” She also mentions that she’s been reading books by militant black leaders of the past like Black Panther Huey Newton and feels that if they were around today, their influence would be “global.”
“I have to figure out a way to do it myself,” she said.
Is this chick going to be coming at me with a pipe bomb? Alicia’s no stranger to wanting to take a bitch out. Easy there, Angela Davis. I know the Man sucks and everything. My people can only get married in one state in this country. But if you start screaming about conspiracies around every corner and publishing a ‘zine, people are going to sour on you. No one likes their pop stars to get too deep or controversial. You don’t see Rihanna discussing 9/11. Please don’t stop the music!