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Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera responds to Kendrick Lamar, says hip hop has done more damage than racism

Kendrick Lamar at Panorama Festival 2016 - Saturday
Kendrick at Panorama 2016 (more courtesy of Panorama Music Festival)

As you may have heard, on Kendrick Lamar‘s instantly-great new album DAMN., he samples that Fox News segment where Geraldo Rivera and company criticized his lyrics, and he also takes shots at Geraldo on the album.

As CoS points out, Geraldo has responded to Kendrick in a new Facebook video. He praises Kendrick’s talent, but still maintains that “hip hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism.” Rivera says, “It’s the worst role-model. It’s the worst example. It’s the most negative possible message. 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.” He says that there is a real issue of police violence, but “it pales in comparison to the ghetto civil war being raged.”

Geraldo also adds, “Nobody’s more street than me.”

Here’s the video:

Read a first-impressions review of Kendrick’s new album and catch him (or stream him live) at Coachella this weekend.

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