N.O.R.E Calls Out Black Celebrities For For Doing Interviews With Non-Urban Media Outlets: We Control Our Culture, Why Go Outside Of It
N.O.R.E isn’t here for rappers and other black celebrities doing interviews with non-urban-based media outlets!
N.O.R.E, born Victor Santiago, Jr., headed to Twitter on Monday night (May 22) to let his followers know he has given his best to the Hip Hop space but he feels that despite that, the culture gives more respect to talk show hosts outside of the community, such as Ellen DeGeneres and David Letterman. The 44-year-old New York native is one of the hosts of the popular “Drink Champs” talk show. He Tweeted,
“I have been the best to this culture I have always put hiphop first and I see u guys go to Ellen and David letterman’s and Zane lows and treat them wit more respect then the culture but u say u want black excellence.”
N.O.R.E continued and clarified that he actually likes David Letterman but he believes people within the Hip Hop space should pick more urban-based platforms before chatting with someone else.
N.O.R.E didn’t stop there, he then turned his attention to Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, adding that even being interviewed by them is “trash.”
N.O.R.E isn’t the only hip-hop mogul to feel this way about besties Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King.
50 Cent also has his own issues with the famed journalists. A little over a decade ago rumors surfaced that Oprah and 50 Cent were feuding. During an old interview, Winfrey asked 50 Cent:
“Did you say things about me to be provocative or did you really just not like me?”
50 Cent responded:
“I would see moments where you would discuss your feelings on the culture and everything that was wrong with the culture and everything that was wrong with the culture was what was on my CD.”
50 Cent added:
“At the time I was just looking at the situation and I saw I was developing negative feelings for someone that doesn’t even know me.”
The pair seemingly squashed the beef they had at that moment. However, years later 50 Cent’s negative feelings came back. In 2019, 50 Cent called out Oprah in an Instagram post saying she only scrutinizes Black male stars accused of sexual assault allegations and never discusses the white men accused of the same things after her involvement in a documentary featuring one of Russell Simmons’ sexual assault accusers:
N.O.R.E’s followers gave his recent tweets constructive criticism, with one user saying:
“I f*cks with Drink Champs, but allowing people to speak or finish a point is very much a thing my G. Just saying some change and growth ain’t a bad thing.”
Another follower also explained why the Black community supports Oprah and Gayle’s content:
“Need to invest in promoting some of the podcasts hosted by women. Sometimes they go to Oprah and Gail because they’re women in a male dominated industry, just like women rappers
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