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Nas Calls Out FOX News for Attacking Common and Michelle Obama

In the world of hip-hop, loyalty is everything, so it comes to no surprise that after veteran Chicago emcee Common was attacked by FOX News, who called him a “vile rapper,” after he was invited by Michelle Obama to the White House last week for a poetry session, fellow emcee Nas came to his defense, slamming the news channel for their senseless attack.

In a recent interview with Sway Calloway on MTV’s “RapFix Live,” Nas called the people of FOX News “grandparents” who are out of touch with the progressive times.

“Their time has passed and they’re trying to hold on to a time that is actually embarrassing. The people who feel like Common shouldn’t be performing are really old in their thinking,” Nas said. “It’s like your grandparents have a microphone, and not even smart grandparents — just ignorant grandparents.

“Ignorant grandparents who are stuck in their old ways, they just need to die … It scares the hell out of them. They feel like an endangered species in their way of thinking. People that are not open to change are just miserable,” he added.

Nas himself is no stranger to the wrath of FOX News. In 2007, the media oulet criticized Nas after he was invited to appear at Virginia Tech to uplift students following the tragic Virginia Tech massacre.

Others outside of the hip-hop community have also come to Common’s defense, including Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” who visited “The Bill O’Reilly Show” on May 16 to debate the controversial host about his attack on Common.

Watch video of Nas’ comments on FOX News below.

Nas Calls Out FOX News

What do you think of Nas and Jon Stewart coming to Common’s defense? –nicholas robinson


  1. Overbrookxpress on May 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I agree with Nas 100% and could not have said it any better.  Those who do not like change are miserable!!!   

  2. Annette on May 18, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I absolutely love the analogy Nas makes of O’Reilly as a typical of  “Ignorant grandparents, stuck in their old ways, … who feel like an “endangered species in their way of thinking.” 

  3. Bowlegs339 on May 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Fox News will do anything to disparage President Obama. Ignorant grandpa, Karl Rove, went so far as to call Common a thug. Huh? Common? A thug?  You have to be kidding me. What stupid, ignorant, racists folks they have on Fox News. 

  4. Tamara Angela Grant on May 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Glad Nas did this. 

  5. Margo0425 on May 18, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Mind their own business.  And fox news is not outdated but very up to date and informative.  You can rely on them to give you the news straight. 

  6. Procelain on May 19, 2011 at 11:44 am

     Thank you, for showing unity.  I agree with you 100%.  I truly appreciate how men of color/black men and etc are speaking out to defend each other by showing a united front.  

  7. D Wiggins18 on May 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Really Fox news?? It’s ok when there are those who call women h_ _ _ and b_ _ _ _ _ s Fox has nothing to say. The fear and trepidation comes in when an educated and intellegent man stands up to speak,  they (Fox)spew their ignorance. Indeed it is ignorance. Don’t they understand their are forces who look at all Americans as the enemy, the good, the bad or the indifferent. Fox news has nothing better to discuss or be concerned about than Common, I love Common and his music, but really… I’m just sick of the entire race card this is 2011 when the hell are you ignorant people going to realize we all bleed red, we are all going to die, and for the most part we all live and breath the same air on the same planet. Grow the _ _ _ _ up and figure out your life before you try to spit on someone else’s. This is not a dress rehearsal idiots. I pray forof the entire HUMAN race to wake up, whomever you may be, African American, Caucasian, Native American, Arab, Asian, et al. Really Fox, sly as, really!