“How can you take a song that’s about hope and turn it into hatred? … The overall message is, ‘we gon’ be alright.’ It’s not the message of ‘I want to kill people.’ […] Hip-hop is not the problem. Our reality is the problem of this situation. This is our music. This is us expressing ourselves.” Kendrick Lamar Responds to Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera’s Comments on Lamar’s Performance of ‘Alright’ at the 2015 BET Awards:

“This is why I say that hip-hop has done more damage to young African-Americans than racism in recent years. This is exactly the wrong message.” Geraldo Rivera Criticizes Kendrick Lamar on Fox News:


When black people are bullied or killed—especially by police—Fox News’ response is even more despicable than we can describe.