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Geraldo Rivera/Facebook

Geraldo Rivera slams Kemdrick Lamar.

Previously reported, Lamar recently dropped his new album, “Damn,” on which he took a number of jabs at Fox News, including reporter, Geraldo Rivera. A broadcast in which Rivera takes issue with Lamar’s performance of “Alright” at the BET Awards in 2015 is sampled on the album’s opening track and on “DNA.” Furthermore, on “YAH,” the Cali native calls Rivera out by saying: “Fox News wanna use my name for percentage… Somebody tell Geraldo this nigga got ambition.”

Needless to say, Rivera wasn’t feeling Lamar’s comments. On Saturday, April 15, Rivera took to Facebook, where he responded to Lamar’s diss, by doubling down on the comments he made back in 2015. “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,” he said.

In the clip, Rivera went on to describe the track as “benign.” In a strange turn of events, the journalist continued by complimenting Lamar’s talent, before admitting that “aside from Drake, in my opinion, [he’s] probably the best hip-hop artist out there today.” Still, it is Rivera’s belief that rap music sets up an “us against them” mentality: “I think too much of hip-hop, too much of rap in the last couple of decades has really portrayed the cops as the enemy, as the occupying army in the ghetto, in the inner city, in the urban centers. It’s an us against them where this very popular, powerful art form, this poetry, is being used to really set young people, young minorities — black and Latinos, principally — against the officers who are sworn to protect them.”

Per Rivera, rappers have perpetuated this anti-cop message over-the-years — before Lamar’s reign. While he claimed to understand why minorities are fearful of police, he went on to state police brutality “pales in comparison to the ghetto civil war that’s being waged.” Adding that lyrics like Lamar’s don’t help address the Black communities bigger problems, before suggesting that listeners remember Marvin Gaye, “not the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac and the rest.”

“It’s the most negative possible message,” he added. “And what’s the point of it? I mean you sell records, I get that. I get that this stuff is popular, but it avoids the central reality, just as Black Lives Matter avoids the central reality […] The message that needs to get out there is that if you work hard, you can succeed despite the handicaps that you have.”

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  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    The last sentence of this article though.. Is Rivera saying being African American/black is a handicap?
    Anyway… He clearly doesn’t understand Kendrick’s message in the music… Most times if you don’t understand something it isn’t for you.. *Kanye Shrug*

    • Whiteguy

      Hard to understand Ebonics.

      And yes blacks do keep themselves down.

      • http://www.pureromance.com LA

        ? Blocked

        • Whiteguy

          Oh I am so wounded.

          NOT

      • Oak510finest

        I promise you I am trying to pay attention to your post. But you are distracting me with all that scratching and licking every 10 seconds with your hind legs. It causes a delay in your response, which makes them incoherent.

        • Whiteguy

          Sounds like you have a strange hobby.

      • n0n0

        Ironically, this could be a black guy trolling AS a “Whiteguy” to instigate.

        Remember, you ARE on the internet. I know most all of you have forgotten this simple concept.

        • Whiteguy

          Right. You figured it out…

    • n0n0

      The obvious thing to glean from this is he refers to the claimed social handicaps, that blacks want whites to believe are there. So when someone acknowledges those things, the lefties (like yourself) attack them in some other manipulative way. You clearly don’t understand life, in general.

      Since people who behave like you want to be completely stubborn and continue to claw for attention without reason (even when people somewhat agree with you), you’ll get no more shts/fcks given until you grow up and show you can understand communication past the stages of a primate.

      • http://www.pureromance.com LA

        Sir, there are a lot of assumptions in you response to me… You don’t know me… It reads like you haven’t a clue to what’s going on. Smh..

  • Sabir Omar-Muhammad

    Geraldo is pitiful as an honorary white man but bonafide tio Tomas.

    • Whiteguy

      Even a Hispanic is better than a porch monkey.

      • Sabir Omar-Muhammad

        Thanks for giving us a peep into your small mind. Go back to the cave and eat some raw skunk.

        • Whiteguy

          How abut some fried chicken and watermelon instead? We can call it a block party.

          • Sabir Omar-Muhammad

            That’s melon..one “l”. As much watermelon as I can get: Rich in potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus. Helps control high blood pressure, hydrates the body, is a natural diuretic and natural laxative (a hint for you!), an antioxidant, keeps kidneys healthy and much more. Baked chicken is better, ask Paula Deen. You’re not invited.

          • Whiteguy

            Diuretics take water out of the body. That is not considered good. Get a clue.

            Why quote Paula? Did you forget she got caught up in a raciest issue and had to apologize?

          • Jessyelena Williams

            WHY DON’T YOU JUST LAY YOUR “HILLBILLY” IGNORANT, UNEDUCATED WHAT YOU CALL AN ASS DOWN!

          • Whiteguy

            Masters degree in pathology. Born and raised in the North.

            So sorry you can’t understand what a hillbilly or ignorant person is.

            You can get a clue by looking in the mirror though.

          • Mason Youngblood

            Master degree, white guy, and acting more of a [email protected]@er than anybody else in here. Smh.

          • Whiteguy

            Not at all. My pants are pulled up. I do not have a gold grill. Not using ebonics.

          • Mason Youngblood

            Whites can be some of the biggest [email protected]@ers ever.

          • Whiteguy

            Wiggers yes. Regular whites no. Get a clue.

          • n0n0

            So by stooping to the OP’s level (not even Whiteguy, he is just trolling you and winning), you aim to do what? Sabir was already playing the race card, now he and the rest of you can prove you are hypocrites and cannot handle what things you dish out. That is what being entitled is all about, you seem to know how that goes by the way you act.

          • Sabir Omar-Muhammad

            Lol! You are a real joke! By definition that’s what diuretic does and when one needs to balance the water content in the body, it’s best to do it naturally. Paula Deen–southern white girl (for a Whiteguy) who loves fried chicken!

          • Whiteguy

            Yes but you cannot balance with more diuretic dufus because you will loose more in the long run than what you are putting in.

          • F

            It’s d-o-o-f-u-s not d-u-f-u-s smart guy

          • Whiteguy

            Wrong.

            doofus – definition of doofus in English | Oxford Dictionaries
            https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/doofusdoofus. (also dufus).
            noun. North American informal. A stupid person. ‘a doofus who paid an
            inflated price for a tatty house’. More example sentences. ‘All of
            the …

            Dufus is the slang spelling.

            What else can I help you with?

          • n0n0

            You are the actual, true joke. That is the only thing real about all of this.

          • Whiteguy

            And the more diuretic you drink the further out of balance you get. It is a net loss. Dumb people should not be allowed to live.

          • Sabir Omar-Muhammad

            You get what you give dumbass, but your arrogant ass don’t believe in universal law. No matter; you don’t have to. Bye skunk.

          • Whiteguy

            Awww I will miss you….NOT

          • Jessyelena Williams

            YOU SHOULD TRY IT! IT PROBABLY WOULD GIVE YOU A SET OF “LIPS’ & SOME ASS! I WON’T MENTION THE OTHER THAT YOU COMING UP SHORT ON, I DON’T HAVE TO TELL THE PART I’M TALKING ABOUT., YOU ALREADY KNOW!

          • Whiteguy

            That is one of the reasons you have no community of family unit anymore. Focus on that rather than finding a man that will marry and support you. How many baby daddies do you have?

          • Jessyelena Williams

            NOT AS MANY AS YOUR TRAILER TRASH ASS MAMA., BUT IF YOU MUST KNOW ASS HOLE TWO., ONE IN MILITARY & ONE TEACHES SCHOOL.!

          • n0n0

            Your response is so predictable. That’s why you are ineffective.

          • Whiteguy

            So one could not find a job and the other is in a union.

            Two strikes.

            And asshole is one word. Get your teacher to help proofread your posts.

            And mom was never in a trailer park. You can believe all you want that all whites that do not like blacks are poor or uneducated but the fact is that most all races (Asian, Hispanic, white) do not like blacks.

          • n0n0

            I commend you troll, whether or not you say what you mean, you still expose others for their own hidden hypocrisy.

          • Whiteguy

            Just a regular guy that has seen all the evil related to blacks.

          • n0n0

            Rage moar, it helps make you look worse.

        • Jessyelena Williams

          LMAO!!!!!

          • n0n0

            Yes, it IS funny when you spazz out and make yourself look even worse.

        • n0n0

          You have already shown your tiny mind, that troll was just stooping to your level.

          You will be following your own directives, hypocrite baiter.

      • Oak510finest

        What the hell?! You are into hispanic men now? I thought from reading your posts, that you only preferred dark meat?

        • n0n0

          You thought wrong? Funny attempt to spin racial things around in a 2 way insult, but you just come off flat. The joke falls short, sport.

          • Oak510finest

            LOL, No they don’t because it got you to respond. Now what excuse are you gonna make for that?

        • Whiteguy

          Look who is writing the gay stuff.

    • Jessyelena Williams

      I REMEMBER WHEN GERALDO FIRST GOT ON TV WITH HIS SHOW, WHITE PEOPLE WOULD’NT WATCH IT, BLACKS WAS THE PEOPLE WATCHING HIS SHOW & BROUGHT UP HIS DAM RATINGS! HE FORGOT WHO BROUGHT HIS ASS ACROSS, HE FORGOT HE’S A HISPANIC NOT A WHITE MAN! ANY CHANNEL I SEE HIM ON, I IMMEDIATELY TURN THE CHANNEL!

    • http://www.pureromance.com LA

      Right! I dont recall him acting like this in the 80’s

  • N’Digo London

    The fact that he thinks Drake and Kendrick Lamar are the two best rappers out right now, shows that he’s clearly out of touch. He might want to educate himself on the subject a little more before he dishes out criticism.

  • Lorraine

    Rivera needs to take his old, silly, shallow Jewrican ass out of the conversation.