Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The new pundits

Well, this is amusing:
Rapper 50 Cent has lashed out at fellow hip-hop star Kanye West for accusing US President George W. Bush of racism in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
The In Da Club star believes human intervention could not have prevented the effects of the hurricane, which killed over a thousand people in the US gulf states in August (05), and sees no point in reprimanding the President for something which was beyond his control.
He says, "The New Orleans disaster was meant to happen. It was an act of God.
"I think people responded to it the best way they can.
"What Kanye West was saying, I don't know where that came from."
This goes to show that voices of reason can come from the most unexpected places (like here), though I wouldn't exactly call it "lashing out." Anyway, good on him for having his head screwed on the right way - at least in this respect (see the last paragraph here, and this post too).

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