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BET Hip-Hop Awards artist makes the most ignorant Michael Brown statement ever

The BET Hip-Hop Awards show is going to feature many artists, old and young.  Some of them are enlightened about their community, and many of them are not.  One person who seems to be in the “not” category is the rapper Young Thug.

The show was taped on September 20th and is set to air in October.  One of the things buzzing from the show is just how ignorantly unaware Young Thug is about the state of the black community.

The rapper was asked at the awards show about the way black men are policed in America and how these problems can be solved.  He completely screwed up the answer, basically going back to the same ignorant nonsense that Clear Channel loves to sell black people.

Rather than addressing the issue at hand, Young Thug talked about getting ice and money, which is basically all that some rappers are taught to care about.

Leave that up with the critics and the laws and all that other s—. We having fun, we iced out, we having money…that’s how we doing it.

When he was asked if artists should speak out on social issues, his answer was a simple, “no.”

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  1. Was a profound answer expected from someone with his name spewed his music? Please. He must have been in and out of the system so much that he has become desensitized.

  2. We have been conditioned to blame ourselves for everything that has happened to "blacks" in the past and everything

    that continues to happen to us. After some 400 years of psychological and physical abuse by such a racist Anglo-

    dominant structure as this I would be shocked if every black person could think, act, and function in ways which suits

    our "white" influenced and assimilated mindsets! Imagine a people kidnapped from their homes, stripped of almost

    every ounce of culture, language, heritage, religious belief, senses common to African environments etc, etc. And

    beaten, raped, stripped from family, children taken, men beaten, hung, burned. Just imagine the kinds of psychotic

    trauma most developed from that! So-called "freedom" after many generations of illiteracy, lies, mental demeaning, and

    abject poverty! Imagine a few more generations of Jim Crow and discrimination not even visited upon their dogs!

    Exactly who can live a sane, intelligent moderate life with so much trauma past and present? Look at all of the crazy

    "white" people around you whom have not had nearly so many traumatic issues occur to their whole community in the

    same fashion over four or five hundred years!? They are insane mind you, but they get away with so much more! And

    who do they blame for their woes? Why they blame us! And since we have been assimilated and indoctrinated to think

    and act in their culture who do we blame for our woes..We blame us as well! Some of us are in denial and refuse to

    acknowledge that we are victims and have been victimized for eons! If that isn't crazy I don't know what is! I don't blame

    any of our youth for any of the thing we are all suffering through! Some of us can just barely make it and a few of us are

    lucky enough to have had a better more stable past and present. That said..There is still something very wrong with us

    all! So blame the white dominant slaver driven social structure we are still struggling in or blame your "God" but don't

    blame the millions who are suffering from grave abusive traumas!

    • Tried to delete this but nothing seems to work!

  3. He gave an answer we are not wanting to here but look at his background education and and the world paradigm of this day and age. We should not be surprised. We have the ability to make change but it will take a generation to make that happen. In other words we must train all of our African children about the world around them and how to live in it. I personally would not want any entertainers who are paid to play roles on and off the camera to take the lead for Black Americas issues. The real heroes are those who are working with businesses, goverment and the communities they serve. "Its easier to build strong children than to fix broken men"-Frederick Douglass.

  4. We have been conditioned to blame ourselves for everything that has happened to “blacks” in the past and everything that continues to happen to us. After some 400 years of psychological and physical abuse by such a racist Anglo-dominant structure as this I would be shocked if every black person could think, act, and function in ways which suits our “white” influenced and assimilated mindsets! Imagine a people kidnapped from their homes, stripped of almost every ounce of culture, language, heritage, religious belief, senses common to African environments etc, etc. And beaten, raped, stripped from family, children taken, men beaten, hung, burned. Just imagine the kinds of psychotic traumas most developed from that! So-called “freedom” after many generations of illiteracy, lies, mental demeaning, and abject poverty! Imagine a few more generations of Jim Crow and discrimination not even visited upon their dogs! Exactly who can live a sane, intelligent moderate life with so much trauma past and present? Look at all of the crazy “white” people around you whom have not had nearly so many traumatic issues occur to their whole community in the same fashion over four or five hundred years!? They are insane mind you, but they get away with so much more! And who do they blame for their woes? Why they blame us! And since we have been assimilated and indoctrinated to think and act almost like them in “their culture”, who do we blame for our woes..We blame ‘us’ (each other) as well! Some of us are in denial and refuse to acknowledge that we are victims and have been victimized for eons! If that isn’t crazy I don’t know what is! I don’t blame
    any of our youth for any of the thing we are all suffering through! Some of us can just barely make it and a few of us are lucky enough to have had a better more stable past and present. That said..There is still something very wrong with us all! So blame the white dominant slaver driven social structure we are still struggling in or blame your “God”, (they gave you), but don’t blame the millions who are suffering from grave abusive psychological and physical traumas! Everything is much worse for our lot than I have described, but some of us still don’t understand how and why some of our own, cannot adjust under such seemingly “normal” conditions. Nothing is normal in this country!

  5. Beloved Fannie Leflore! What a great answer for this conversation. We cannot be aghast at this young uninformed African Americans answer. This mentality has been served to our young people for almost 30 yrs with a declining education system which fosters the pipeline to prison for black and Latino youth, male and female. You are on page with our Black founding mother of democracy Shirley Chisholm "service is the rent you pay for room on this earth". Gone girl and tell us that unity is the only way. Love and Blessings!!!!

  6. Well said. We do have almost a whole "race" of people with the greatest concentration of power working against us on every front! We are working from a place of near to nothing for most. And we are a people suffering from great trauma stemming from hundreds of years of abuses which again continues even today in ways many of us are virtually unaware of! Some of us will succeed but many of us will continue to fail and perish for many reasons! The fact that many can not see through or work through all of the issues at hand gives us some insight as to just how terrible things really are! I should say gives some of us some insight!?

  7. He gave an answer we are not wanting to hear but look at his background education and and the world paradigm of this day and age. We should not be surprised. We have the ability to make change but it will take a generation to make that happen. In other words we must train all of our African children about the world around them and how to live in it. I personally would not want any entertainers who are paid to play roles on and off the camera to take the lead for Black Americas issues. The real heroes are those who are working with businesses, goverment and the communities they serve. "Its easier to build strong children than to fix broken men"-Frederick Douglass.

  8. When it happens to him or his loved ones he'll want help from the public. Celebrities always do when it pertains to them

  9. I refuse to take the blame for people like him. His parents should be proud lol. That's who is at fault

  10. Ashley True Blue great ; well why don't you explain to us just what you have done to protect our community from horrible danger this cancer…..Use all your critical thinking powers and make us feel you are justified in your statement…….How ever you do have the pleasure of your feelings oh that's the hype you have brought into isn't it…..I don't have to be responsible for any thing my actions, my lack of caring, not to my brothers , not to my sisters I am doing me…….Well just me you have entered the lower regions of the mental poverty zone…

  11. ignorance begets more ignorance—-shld have just kept his mouth shut —

  12. It is how he feels, the problem is those who are not informed enough to even see the problem in what he said. He was honest. That is what he is doing. Turning a blind eye and making money.

  13. When you reward a slave he will remain loyal and remain ignorant to all but that which concerns his master.

  14. Yes, indeed! Brother!

  15. Perhaps it's ignorant to ask someone named Young Thug a question about social issues.

  16. Our ancestors are weeping.

  17. How well your interview goes depends on who you interview and both are a reflection of your ability as a journalist to know and understand who you should ask what. You can stick a microphone in front of everybody's face and expect them to give you the answer you wanted or at least an intelligent answer. As a journalist you should know who you're interviewing and their ability to give you somewhat of an intelligent answer. We can't and don't look to celebrity's for their opinion, perspective or understanding of social issues unless they are socially conscious. . You may as well have asked Young Thug what is the meaning of life? Or how to end racism? Or how to how to end poverty? You probably would have gotten the same answer no matter what you asked unless you were asking about some foolishness and fuckery.

  18. Bitch is you high? This negro is a social issue all by himself. He is the face of what the oppressors of black culture hate…Pure Ignorance!

  19. Great job being subjective instead of objective.

  20. who cares…..

  21. Ms. LeFlore, I understand that you are using the old Charles Barkley argument." I am not a role model, parents are role models," but the fact that you are a public figure, makes you a de-facto role model Had "Young Thug," said " I do not know anything about this subject, lets move on to something I know something about," we would not be having this conversation.

    Ms. Leflore I agree with you when you say that, "celebrities have a right to reject being role models," but they are. Had Mr."Young Thug," used a transitional statement to go from Mike Brown to his music, things would have been different. He would have shown his followers not to speak on things they know nothing about. And how to avoid being accused of being the artist who made," the most ignorant Michael Brown statement ever!" Young Thug is a role model,and needs to learn how to carry himself.

  22. Nicholas Pierce-El What's with the "bitch" comment — since you don't know me. I happen to be a psychotherapist and writer/editor. Seems to me people like you who are quick to disrespect others rather than engage in civil conversation, are part of the problem. Take a look in the mirror, Mr. Pierce.

  23. Nicholas Pierce-El — Seems to me people like you who are quick to disrespect others rather than engage in civil conversation, are part of the problem. And what's with the "Is you high?" — are you projecting your own issues or might a grammar check be necessary, Mr. Pierce? Are you a social issue yourself, calling someone you don't know a bitch?

  24. Don't be so sensitive…matter of fact, I apologize…

  25. Nicholas Pierce-El Has nothing to do with being sensitive. Your comment was un-called for.

  26. D Jones Not sure that White Supremacists would accept him in their group…they are probably laughing their collective arses off that he has obtained an award..I do notice that people on here do have a tendency for blaming whites, as usual no responsibility and no accountability…. once you get over this hangup perhaps you'll rise above the status GIVEN to ILLEGALS…..and those that received it for a bedroom activity.

  27. D Jones Not sure that White Supremacists would accept him in their group…they are probably laughing their collective arses off that he has obtained an award..I do notice that people on here do have a tendency for blaming whites, as usual no responsibility and no accountability…. once you get over this hangup perhaps you'll rise above the status GIVEN to ILLEGALS…..and those that received it for a bedroom activity.

  28. John Bond Simply blaming whites is one thing but lets not act as though there is absolutely NO
    reason for blame brah

  29. Andre L. Williams I agree with you Andre. ,,,oh wait I'm only going to read the part that I want to read
    " there is absolutely NO reason for blame brah" Now you know how the media incites.

  30. I didnt blame whites. I called him a spokesperson for white supremacy. And that critque of him is more in regards to his overall self and not really his comments. Because of gis overall self, his comments dont surprise me… Whites, in this context, are people. White supremacy is a system, an agenda that continues to be carried out on a daily basis by some whites and some non-whites. It is also being combated every day by some whites and some non-whites. Unfortunately there is a hypersensitivity to this notion of white people blaming that keeps the combators of white supremacy (white and non-white alike) from achieving our potential in truly dismantling it. He does not need to be accepted into the group to be a spokesperson. This dude suffers from internalized oppression. When oppression becomes internalized, white supremacists (in this example) dont have to do anything… let alone accept him. He will do the work for them… famous or not. .. but it is his fame and influence that makes him a spokesperson instead of a common participant…

  31. what happened to Michael Brown may not have happened to anyone he knows. He feels no connection, no empathy – nothing. He is above the fray – for now.

  32. D Jones word!!!

  33. Amen

  34. He's right… only because he's one of those ignorant artists. Back in the day music artists were activists too that actually made big changes with the music they produced to affect necessary changes in the world. Now they need to stay their behinds in their lane because all they do is cause negative changes. Now its about drugs, having fun and money. Not a damn thing about the importance of social change or issues that we need to actually care about. Young Thug is a moron since he's getting money and doesn't even realize that had he NOT been getting money he could have been Michael Brown. Disgusting lil person

  35. Is not his problem

  36. D Jones Hmmm wouldn't it have been simpler to just state Supremacists rather than WHITE supremacists. I only ask this because you did take the trouble to emphasize "white and non white alike". A great after thought though.
    I throw the blame at the feet of the elites with big stages and big microphones who hate America as founded; the let's-help-Obama-fundamentally-transform the country crowd. Using their powerful platforms in public schools, Hollywood, TV and news outlets, elites have been spreading their evil gospel of victimhood, division and hate.
    When you consistently tell black kids via the media and in class rooms that white men and cops exploit every opportunity to shoot them, that all opposition to Obama's agenda is racially motivated, that all wealth was stolen from the poor, that all of their failures and woes are due to white privilege, how on earth could you NOT expect black youths to hate whites and feel justified taking back everything stolen from them?

  37. What all of you seem suprised….. Look at this clown look at his name What did you expect after listening to his shity music. Fuck jim and all the other baffooning ass Niggas like him. They value themselves as cannon fodder and value the rest of us even less. SMFH haven’t th ou been listening all this time.

  38. Cumulatively, all black income equates to more than a TRILLION DOLLARS. We have a huge buying margin. This group will accept everyone. We want to point out how much we actually are worth in Dollars. Since we are treated negatively, lets turn that into something positive by supporting black owned businesses. Lets start with the city of Furgeson by submitting black owned businesses that we will support. We will start there and also add black businesses that we will support across the country in every city, even as tourists. We want to concentrate directly in areas where we as black people are not treated right. By collectively supporting black businesses we will grow as a people with the idea to create jobs for those in our community and also show love to one another. No violence. No negativity. All positive actions. We have organized and want everyone to join our movement by submitting names, numbers, and addresses of black owned businesses for all of our daily purchases. Lets turn a negative into a positive. Join the Black Trillionaire "Group" on facebook. Also send friend request on facebook to Lee Michaels (Black Trillionaire Group).

  39. Chris Talley Indeed what happened REALLY happened to Hip Hop. I remeber when it was based in socially consciousness.

  40. It may be easier to say supremacy instead of white supremacy but it would not be accurate…
    Though all races participate in supporting and dismantling white supremacy only a specific group benefits from it. Even those whites truly working to dismantle this system acknowledge that there are times when even they benefit because there are times when that benefit has absolutely nothing to do with their actions, but the actions of others. It is also the things that "don't" happen to them that is a part of this system. So I am also intentional in including white in the wording.

    The elites as I see them are very much PRO the manner in which the USA was founded: as a society designed to support and defend the freedom of white land owning men to acquire more land and wealth by any means necessary. Despite the words of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, this was the goal as carried out through the historical actions of our nation. Once many ethnicities were able to become “white” by American standards, they were quick to forget the experience of their own people in this system.

    The fight to retain this white supremacy is so deeply rooted in our structure and culture that it has many people convinced that they are anti this system though they work to maintain it on the daily.

    I dont know about the help Obama reference but the country IS in need of transformation as it has been since day 1. “In order to form a more perfect union…” we must adapt but "they" don't want that… Some of us are fighting for the "promise" of America, that her words would one day really mean for ALL people. Because they never have… in fact the supreme court said so in the Dredd Scott decision… Nixon said the problem was the blacks and the key was to devise a system that recognizes this while not appearing to. He said this because until he became president, Americas poor treatment of blacks was openly accepted and it would be "easier" if it wasn't so in your face… Welcome the war on drugs…

    As for the victimhood… well thats a slippery slope… there are victims… victims all around like one big dysfunctional family. There is a balance between acknowledgement that you have been the victim of injustice and wallowing in it. Do some people wallow? Of course. You have your wallowers in every category of victims that exist in the world from rape to robbery to abuse to injustice… this whole society is victim if this system. The more we remain divided the less likely we are to rise as a Human race.

    I am interested in your ability to identify what black kids are being told… the media I see communicating with black kids is telling them that Young Thug is the shit… they are telling them that when they are gunned down by police they are not worth outrage. That they may in fact have deserved it. That they have sports or rap or prison or death to look forward to but don't you go feeling like a victim. At the same time they are telling them that racism was the past, classism and sexism was the past… the president is black, mission accomplished. Believe our words and not your experiences.

    So they do spread hate and divisiveness… from FOX to MSNBC, in schools with a false agenda of American exceptionalism that teaches children to be good consumers instead of thinkers. This is why they use their media and entertainment to shape such a narrow view of black life, thought, experience, perspective that it becomes presented as the very perspective you take…

    ALL is a very powerful word. I use it very carefully. Your use of ALL in your last paragraph are what make those statements suspect to me… it would be irresponsible of us as black parents not to teach our children, especially our sons, of the reality of their place in the US. As irresponsible as not teaching your children not to look both ways before crossing the street. Unfortunately the rhetoric of equality does not help in the real world. That kid would not have been shot by the police if he had not seen himself as a victim…

    The absolute worst thing about Obama becoming president is this notion that he is the example of the end of racism for whites and the blindness of his participating in the continuation of white supremacy for blacks. There are some people who stand with Obama 100% because he is the black president. Some hate him for the same reason. I am proud this nation would elect him as a black person, but I am hardly impressed. that's because I am not one to look at race as the end all be all.

    ALL might not be the best word to use… a lot of wealth IS stolen from the poor but not ALL. A lot of woes DO involve white privilege but not ALL. And I don't know anyone being taught ALL. If I find one I am the first to make the distinction between ALL and some… or even most…

    It is not in anyone's best interest to hate white people. White people are the most necessary component in dismantling white supremacy… the only way I see black youth becoming hateful is when they are told by others that the solution to their daily experience is to get over it and stop being victims.

    This all or nothing stuff really gets in the way… like it has to be ALL before it can be addressed as a problem… it wasn't even ALL back in slavery days… I for one will not ignore the problem just because its not ALL of any of those things…

  41. D Jones damn good point bro, couldnt have said it any better, no really i couldnt lol

  42. He is not just someone, he is a BLACK MALE, remember, the ones that are being killed, by police and themselves. That alone is enough reason for him to know something. Having money doesn't justify stupidity So simple minded, so many, so sad. Most cops don't know who he is and don't care..if he meets the wrong one he could meet the same fate. I sorry LeFlore to pretend that these characters ( justified or not ) don't influence their peer groups, which by the way is exactly how it is intended, is fantasy not reality. Young blacks ( and other targeted groups) must know what is going on around them and actively try to use their money and influence outside of ice, fun etc…to change it.

  43. Lucille Hyde Good luck with trying to control what someone else is going to do or not, Lucille. I don't feel a need to impose standards onto others beyond basic courtesy in their dealings with me. You can take on the challenge of trying to tell another grown person what responsibility they have or should have. I'd rather focus on what responsibility I have.

  44. "If there is no back door the (miss educated) negro will create one." -Carter G. Woodson

    They are everywhere. Highly profiled in the entertainment world. Check your relatives at the next family reunion and find out how many of them are praying that their babies and grand babies grow up to be big, strong, dumb and sexxxxy enough to catch the eye of someone scouting for some White racist athletic team owner or music mogul. These back door creators have been placed in classrooms, church pulpits, political office and as supervisors in way too many work places.

    "Some people expect rain without clouds." -Fredrick Douglas. To keep blaming the White racist system while making no plan or putting forth no effort to end total BLACK dependence on it for total survival, hope for tomorrow and a belief in an after life is like expecting to harvest a food crop without ever plowing the soil and planting a single seed. Thinking, Creating and Speaking for one's self are functions of free people. Young thug is what Black America has produced. Black America you can fight for FREEDOM or you can keep fighting to be entertained and enslaved. The chains are ready. After your extinction it can be said, "There went a people who were entertained to death." Thinking, Creating and Speaking for one's self are functions of free people. Peace.

  45. When he’s buttass broke in 5 yrs with no ice…he’ll get it.

  46. You nailed it Ms. Fannie LeFlore!!! 🙂

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