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    I dont know if this was posted already, I did not read all of the replys to the other thread. This is KRS-Ones response to the NY Daily News.


    KRS-ONE’S RESPONSE TO THE DAILY NEWS

    Like everyone I was shocked to read that I and other African-Americans actually “cheered when 911 happened” and that I have “declared my solidarity with Al Qaeda”. When I read my words taken out of context I was shocked and disappointed that the Daily News would go this far to assassinate my character and distort my views. Such statements with no follow up explanation or interview from KRS-ONE as to what he may have meant or even a complete quote of my point is simply irresponsible journalism on the Daily News’ part. I would never just say something as crazy as “we cheered when 911 happened!” I was making an objective point about how many Hiphoppas as well as the oppressed peoples of the world felt that day. I am a philosopher and a critical thinker, I speak truth and I urge people to think critically about themselves and their environment. Yes, my words are strong. Yes, my views are controversial. But to call me a terrorist is simply wrong!

    A young lady asked about what we can do beyond voting to change the political state of things in our country? I responded not by irresponsibly stating that “America has to commit suicide if the world is to be a better place” and that’s all. I am a poet and I speak poetically. My full statement was “America has to commit suicide if the world is to be a better place. If you want to go beyond voting American interests must put a gun to its head and commit suicide because as long as we are only interested in American interests we go out and invade the rest of the world. The real question is are you a citizen of the United States or are you a citizen of the world? And so for me, I would say voting in a corrupt society adds more corruption.”

    I was asked by the New Yorker magazine to discuss “different and personal beliefs musicians hold and the contribution artists like myself can make to the nation’s political dialog”. My views were indeed different and most were personal. However, when I was asked about why Hiphop has not engaged the current situation more (meaning 911) my responds was “because it does not affect us, or at least we don’t perceive that it effects us, 911 happened to them”. I went on to say that “I am speaking for the culture now; I am not speaking my personal opinion”. I continued to say; “911 effected them down the block; the rich, the powerful those that are oppressing us as a culture. Sony, RCA or BMG, Universal, the radio stations, Clear Channel, Viacom with BET and MTV, those are our oppressors those are the people that we’re trying to overcome in Hiphop everyday, this is a daily thing. We cheered when 911 happened in New York and say that proudly here. Because when we were down at the trade center we were getting hit over the head by cops, told that we can’t come in this building, hustled down to the train station because of the way we dressed and talked, and so on, we were racially profiled. So, when the planes hit the building we were like; mmmm justice.” And just as I began to say “now of course a lot of our friends and family were lost there as well” but I was interrupted.

    My intent is never to demean or disrespect anyone’s loss or gain; and of course I did not literally “cheer when 911 happened”. I made an objective statement about the feelings of those who were oppressed by world trade policies. I was just as saddened as everyone else on 911. However, for many of us that were racially profiled and harassed by the World’s Trade Center’s security and the police patrolling that area as well as the thousands of American protesters that spoke out against the World Trade Organization months before in Seattle, Washington there was a sense of justice, a sense of change, a wake up call watching the twin towers fall. These are not my views only; these views represent a popular truth that few people are really ready to hear. No one wished death on anyone or just sat and “cheered when 911 happened”. But some of us can see through the bullshit! America must change its approach to the world and its citizens. This, I believe is what all Americans should be thinking about. How do we make our country better?

    For years my career has been one of promoting peace, love, unity and having fun; such has always been Hiphop’s cultural principles. So how all of a sudden now can I be aligned with Al Qaeda? What happened to honest debate and freedom of speech! I don’t speak for the African American community exclusively, I speak for HIPHOP! And let me be clear here; most of the Hiphop community is against the war in Iraq! But to align me with Al Qaeda is clearly an attempt by the Daily News to interrupt the street voice of our Hiphop community, KRS-ONE’s leadership and the increased momentum of our Hiphop political movement. I don’t think Al Qaeda needs my solidarity nor did I ever offer it, so what’s the point. For a major news organization to now align KRS-ONE with Al Qaeda shows the unwarranted contempt that such an organization has for me. Such is grounds for a law suit!

    Finally, no one should ever believe anything that the one-sided Daily News has to say about the same Hiphop community that it (the Daily News) has tried so desperately to undermine for years. The only thing the Daily News seems to be interested in is scandal and controversy and for years I have challenged the Daily News on its depictions of Rap artists and Hiphop as a whole. I know they don’t like me. However, I don’t give a ---- either! They never cover our efforts toward peace and all the charitable work we do within the Hiphop community. They never air our grievances or how we feel about the state of the world, nor have they ever aired our views on America’s invasion of Iraq simply because they just don’t want to hear them. The Hiphop community forces America to look at itself; and no one likes to take b.l.a.m.e. for their own for immaturity Because Looking At Me ain’t Easy!

    For the record, I am an American philosopher. I speak and seek truth. If the slander that the Daily News has printed regarding my political views has disrespectfully offended anyone in any way I truly apologize. Again, it was never my or Hiphop’s intent to disregard, disrespect or demean the tragedy of September 11th 2001 and those that died that day. However, we do have a voice and a point of view and if you are not prepared to hear what Hiphop has to say about its view of world events then don’t ask!

  • #2
    I didn't believe KRS would say somethin so childish... he is the modern day Arkhimedes and Platon- a smart mothafucka!

    Plus the smartest thing a man could do, is question the common opinions... it's dope to get a new aspect to the september 11th!
    peace

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    • #3
      KRS is a very intelligent man and it shows the way he won't get pissed on by the Daily News. I agree with his veiws completely even though many people will come in here and call KRS and me racists.
      Originally posted by meanj
      I just wanna say that my favorate rappers are 2pac,Dre,Eminem,50 Cent And D12.
      Originally posted by Swizz2007
      2-Meo's racist.

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      • #4
        if hes so intelligent why did he just bury himself?

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        • #5
          KRS-One will get a lot more repsect for this than Em will for whatever that shitty singles called where he is trying to be political.
          Originally posted by meanj
          I just wanna say that my favorate rappers are 2pac,Dre,Eminem,50 Cent And D12.
          Originally posted by Swizz2007
          2-Meo's racist.

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          • #6
            atleast krs one is thinking about this
            unlike 95% of the rest of the americans who just think whatever
            tv is telling them to think

            he was kinda right it didnt hit him
            they hit the trade towers/rich people
            but they did also damaga to all the normal people
            so in a way hes right and wrong
            but hes better then the rest cuz atleast hes thinking about it

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            • #7
              As someone who is Black and lost an Aunt, a very good friend, and several co-workers, plus ran for my own safety and life on that horrible day Sept 11th, 2001.

              I find all of this talk by KRS-One and the all the racist in the other thread to be quite sick.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by 2-ME0
                KRS is a very intelligent man and it shows the way he won't get pissed on by the Daily News. I agree with his veiws completely even though many people will come in here and call KRS and me racists.

                KRS isnt racist, but you are.

                Im not here to argue bro, you got issues with white people and that is more than evident. I can understand why but it doenst make it right.
                KRS didnt make one racist staement there, youve made many ive read before. Im not pissed off im jst sayin the way you speak around this board, your racist.
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                • #9
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LCaggie
                    We cheered when 911 happened in New York and say that proudly here. So, when the planes hit the building we were like; mmmm justice.” And just as I began to say “now of course a lot of our friends and family were lost there as well” but I was interrupted.
                    KRS-One didnt explain shit, just furthere admitted that he cheered.

                    The news didnt take him out of context at all. He literally meant "we cheered when the planes hit on 9/11". It doesnt matter what idiot reasons he had, he plainly stated that he cheered when it happened. Then he went into his rant about cops not letting him into the WTC blah blah blah.

                    So because cops racial profiled against people that arent very rich, the people that worked in the Trade Centers deserved what came to them?

                    I guarantee lots of the people in the Trade Centers were decent hard-working people who probably werent even racist. In fact, someone should do some research and see if any of the people in the WTC contributed to black charities or charities for the underpriviledged, just to further make KRS-One look like a moron, and realize that he cant generalize everyone.

                    KRS usually has good shit to say, but he was pretty retarded in this case. If he is the "teacher" of hip hop, then the hip hop nation is made up of fucking morons.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 2-ME0
                      KRS-One will get a lot more repsect for this than Em will for whatever that shitty singles called where he is trying to be political.
                      This isn't about em you twat, stop hijacking the thread

                      But off course the little dick rider 2-meo has to mention Eminems name anywhere he goes, shut the fuck up you faggot ass biatch, nobody wants to hear his name, wipe the cum off your face and walk away, we don't care.

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                      • #12
                        alright,stop the bitch fest before i close this thread also,if u can't have a decent debate without having to put down other user,just don't reply
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kEgBeGgEr
                          KRS-One didnt explain shit, just furthere admitted that he cheered.

                          The news didnt take him out of context at all. He literally meant "we cheered when the planes hit on 9/11". It doesnt matter what idiot reasons he had, he plainly stated that he cheered when it happened. Then he went into his rant about cops not letting him into the WTC blah blah blah.

                          So because cops racial profiled against people that arent very rich, the people that worked in the Trade Centers deserved what came to them?

                          I guarantee lots of the people in the Trade Centers were decent hard-working people who probably werent even racist. In fact, someone should do some research and see if any of the people in the WTC contributed to black charities or charities for the underpriviledged, just to further make KRS-One look like a moron, and realize that he cant generalize everyone.

                          KRS usually has good shit to say, but he was pretty retarded in this case. If he is the "teacher" of hip hop, then the hip hop nation is made up of fucking morons.
                          Exactly, its like he's just trying to justify what he already said by saying it differently. In my opinion his remarks are sympathetic to the terrorists....when you get down and dirty he's a terrorist sympathizer, simple as that.
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                          • #14
                            KRS is a commie bastard.
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                            • #15
                              You fools always gotta bring "Eminem" into something he is not even involved in...

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