During the BET awards this past weekend, Kendrick Lamar performed his newest single Alright where he speaks out on police brutality against African-American’s which lead Geraldo’s Rivera’s response.
On FOX News, Geraldo stated how he felt about the lyrics in Kendrick’s song Alright, saying “This is why I say that hip-hop has done more damage to young African-Americans than racism in recent years. This is exactly the wrong message,” in reference to a lyric in Alright line: “And we hate po-po/ Wanna kill us dead in the street, fo sho.“
Kendrick responds to Geraldo’s statement by informing him and everyone else that is questioning his motives of the song that “Our reality is the problem of the situation. This is our music. This is us expressing ourselves. Rather than going out here and doing the murders myself, I want to express myself in a positive light the same way other artists are doing, not [by] going out in the streets. Go in the booth and talking about the situation and hoping these kids can find some type of influence [from] it in a positive manner.”
Watch the full interview with Kendrick below.
Kendrick recently released the music video for his new single Alright where he demonstrates the current struggle between African-Americans and police brutality. Already up to almost 3 million views on YouTube, the Alright video displays the heartache caused by police brutality against African-American’s.