Charlamagne Tha God Blames Older Rappers for Today’s Rap Stars Frequently Incriminating Themselves In Their Songs: We Should Have Never Let Rappers Lie Like That For Entertainment [VIDEO]
Charlamagne Tha God believes older rappers are to blame for today’s young Hip Hop artists incriminating themselves in their music.
On Tuesday (Aug. 31) the radio personality weighed in on the growing debate around rappers incriminating themselves in their music. The Breakfast Club host pointed the finger at rappers from the ’80s and ’90s who “lied” in their music and subsequently inspired younger generations to pursue a criminal lifestyle.
“A lot of this is our fault, and the reason it’s our fault is because so many rappers from our generation in the 1900s were lying, lying their a** off and it made a bunch of kids think the way to get in the game was to be the biggest criminal alive. And guess what? You can’t do that.”
“You can’t be the biggest criminal alive and be a rapper at the same time. But it’s our fault because we should have never let rappers lie like that for entertainment ’cause if it’s just art, then we have to demand that some of these people change the content of their art because all it’s doing is getting a bunch of people indicted and influencing a generation of kids wrong, period.”
Charlamagne’s remarks come amid Young Thug and Gunna’s ongoing RICO case in which the two were arrested in May. The 56-count indictment claims the two rappers and their YSL members are a part of a “criminal street gang” and are connected to a string of violent crimes and murders over the past few years in the Atlanta area.
Evidence presented by city prosecutors included lyrics from the rappers’ artistic catalog.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis defended using rap lyrics as criminal evidence during a press conference announcing a new RICO indictment against another alleged Atlanta gang earlier this week.
“I think if you decide to admit your crimes over a beat, I’m gonna use it. You do not get to commit crimes in my county and then decide to brag on it, which you do that for a form of intimidation and to further the gang, and not be held responsible.”
“I’m going to continue to do that, people can continue to be angry about it. I have some legal advice: don’t confess to crimes on rap lyrics if you do not want them used — or at least get out of my county.”
What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!