Kendrick Lamar Defends Hip Hop While Standing Up To Fox New’s Geraldo Rivera

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Kendrick Lamar decided that he wasn’t going to allow Fox New’s Geraldo Rivera to bad mouth the Hip Hop culture. After viewing K. Dot’s visual for ‘Alright,’ and him standing on top of a police car during his performance at the BET Awards, the personality said:

“Hip-hop has done more damage to young African-Americans than racism in recent years. This is exactly the wrong message”

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But, with help from TMZ, the artist fired back at the Rivera saying: 

“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 going out in the streets, go in the booth and talking about the situation and hoping these kids can find some type of influence on it in a positive manner. Coming from these streets and coming from these neighborhoods, we’re taking our talents and putting ’em inside the studio.”