Wednesday, April 16, 2008

5365: Off-Keys Remarks.

Keys messages in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• Alicia Keys explained her comments regarding gangsta rap appearing in the latest issue of Blender magazine. “My comments about ‘gangsta rap’ were in no way trying to suggest that the government is responsible for creating this genre of rap music,” said Keys. “The point that I was trying to make was that the term was oversloganized by some of the media causing reactions that were not always positive. Many of the ‘gangsta rap’ lyrics articulate the problems of the artists’ experiences and I think all of us, including our leaders, could be doing more to address these problems including drugs, gang violence, crime, and other related social issues.” Regarding the AK-47 references, Keys said that pals nicknamed her AK-47 “as an acronym for Alicia Keys and a metaphor for wowing people with my music and performances, ‘killing ‘em dead’ on stage. The reference was in no way meant to have a literal, political or negative connotation.” Now if she could only explain her involvement with the dreadful Dove Fresh Takes microseries.

• The Coca-Cola Company announced its 1Q profit rose 19 percent. Even Alicia Keys can’t explain why.

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