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White House calls rapper Common ‘socially conscious,’ opposes cop killing lyrics

The White House is standing behind its decision to welcome rapper Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., AKA “Common,” to Washington, D.C. Wednesday night amidst controversy over the hip hop artist’s lyrics which include support for violence against cops and former President George W. Bush.

“Burn a Bush cos’ for peace he no push no button,” declared Common in a poem entitled “A Letter to the Law,” criticizing the former president for “killing over oil and grease” and “no weapons of destruction.”

“Tell the law, my Uzi weighs a ton,” he says in the same poem. “I walk like a warrior, from them I won’t run.”

“The president opposes those kinds of lyrics,” said Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary during Wednesday’s daily briefing.

Despite that opposition, Carney indicated that Common would still be welcome at “An Evening of Poetry at the White House” tonight.

“It’s ironic to pick out those particular lyrics about this particular artist when in fact he’s known as a socially conscious hip hop artist or rapper who, in fact, has done a lot of good things,” offered Carney. “You can oppose some of what he’s done and appreciate some of the other things he’s done.”

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  • truebearing

    now here da f**ing troof and it ain’t uncommon
    dey ben rilin’ up the blood cuz obama is bombin

    obama like da thugs like an Orc like mordor
    he be given voting rights to all south of da border

    when it come to grabbin powa no one be on his level
    cept for Hitler maybe Stalin or his dad, the devil

  • abderecho

    “Common” kinda-sorta sums up the level of taste at the White House.

  • tekovuhoser

    “Adolf’s artistic nature is much under appreciated. Perhaps we should invite him to the White House?”

    “Are the Dershowitz’s coming to?”

    • Rockaway

      No but your mother will…

  • kolaboy

    Art Carney, where are you when we need you ?

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  • Tom Genin

    “The White House is standing behind its decision to welcome rapper Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., AKA “Common,” to Washington, D.C. Wednesday night amidst controversy over the hip hop artist’s lyrics which include support for violence against cops and former President George W. Bush.”

    The White House is standing behind its decision to welcome white supremicist rapper, John Q. Loser, AKA “Bubba Coon Dog,” to Washington, D.C. Wednesday night amidst controversy over the Allegheny artist’s lyrics which includes supporting Abortion for Crack Ho’s, Vengence killings of Drug Dealers, and other un-named politicians.

    One of the above is Real. Both are stupid beyond belief.

  • Tom Genin

    Carney: “It’s ironic to pick out those particular lyrics about this particular artist when in fact he’s known as a socially conscious hip hop artist or rapper who, in fact, has done a lot of good things,”

    Insane Person: “It’s ironic to pick on me for using the N word, even in the faces of little black children, because everyone knows that I do a number of other good things. Doing good thing means we all get to use the N word, right?”

    • glassmaker

      I heard Charles Manson bought Girl Scouts cookies and donated his old clothes to the Goodwill. He was such a great guy!!

  • Tom Genin

    Carney. “You can oppose some of what he’s done and appreciate some of the other things he’s done.”

    Insane Person: “You can both oppose Hitler’s killing of the Jews, but appreciate him for building the Autobahn.”

  • roger3107

    “that depends on what the meaning of is, is”