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Alicia Keys' Gangsta Rap Conspiracy

Alicia Keys' Gangsta Rap Conspiracy

In an interview with Blender magazine, Alicia Keys made comments about ‘gangsta rap’ which she now says were misrepresented.

Alicia, 27, was quoted as saying, “Gangsta rap was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. Gangsta rap didn’t exist.”

Alicia now says, “My comments about `gangsta rap’ were in no way trying to suggest that the government is responsible for creating this genre of rap music,” issued in a statement by J Records. “The point that I was trying to make was that the term was oversloganized by some of the media causing reactions that were not always positive.

Additionally, regarding the AK-47 reference, AK-47 is a nickname given to me by some of my friends in jest, as an acronym for Alicia Keys and a metaphor for wowing people with my music and performances, “killing ‘em dead” on stage. The reference was in no way meant to have a literal, political or negative connotation.

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  • becky ♥

    …just when i thought she was on to somthing! LOL

  • ZIZ
  • Kayslee Patterson :)

    Hi JustJared
    how are ‘ya?
    hey Alicia Keys is so pretty
    the best song of she is NO ONE !
    is so cOoL
    so i goTtA go
    i live in los angeles you know
    and today is day of SHOPING !
    omg ‘luvvyaaaaa JUSTJARED



  • Kayslee Patterson :)

    and too JJ you are ROCK AND AWESOME !

  • idolfan

    Uh, Kayslee, what planet are you on?

  • c.

    Backpedaling. Celebs and politicians are so good at it. ;)

  • TY

    Alicia is a very good singer, very good talker, but this was out of character for her….so i’m sure it wasn’t on purpose, plus she is ghetto, and have been brought up aroudn ghetto people, and knows R ‘n’ B music and hip-hop…..i like all three…xx

    so im sure she didn’t mean what she said in a bad way….or maybe she was just not ina good mood and having a bad day or something.

    TY<3 B00ty [[HoLlA]]

  • Arab.Aquarius

    hahaha, i love conspiracy theories!

  • Romi

    She looks so pretty.

  • Vicki

    yeah right i don’t believe it. She’s gotta be all crazy, probably believes we didn’t even land on the moon.

    celebrityprayerlist ripped her a new one yesterday. At least she can still sing.

  • bejeebus

    you know, you really like these celebs….and then BAM….they talk so much that eventually a whole lot a stupid starts coming out of their mouths. hopefully, she didn’t mean these things the way they sounded….but i seriously doubt she is dumb enough to have made sooooo many “misconstruable” comments. backpeddling IS good excercise though.

  • Really

    Yes, Alicia, because everyone is just out to get black people.

    Get real! You know what’s funny? White people don’t pay nearly as much attention to race as black people do.

    Oh, boo hoo hoo. Everyone hates me ‘cuz I’m black. I’m black and white people look down on me and other black people to the point that the government has created Gangsta rap to convince black people to kill each other.

    Lmao. Ridiculous. Does she hear herself talk???

  • shauna


  • Kayslee Patterson :)


  • Typical

    Stupid, Black people. Like a non-Black could ever come up with some aggressive, vulgar lyrics.