- 14 Apr 08
Million-selling R & B songstress Alicia Keys has lashed the gangsta-rap genre as a US government conspiracy "to convince black people to kill one another".
In an astonishing interview with Blender magazine, Keys has gone conspiracy theorist. The singer has been reading several Black Panther autobiographies recently, and now wears a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck "to symbolize strength, power and killing 'em dead."
In addition to her theory that the government created "gangsta rap," she also explained how the deaths of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. were contributed to by the government as well.
She claims that the East-West feud was fueled "by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing."
Alicia says that she now plans to write more political songs, saying that if black leaders "had the outlets our musicians have today, it'd be global. I have to figure out a way to do it myself."