Kendrick Lamar was reprimanded by for his BET Awards execution of "Okay," which highlighted the rap star remaining on top of a graffiti-secured squad car. However, in a meeting with TMZ on Thursday, Lamar said he depreciators missed the genuine importance of his most recent single.
"By what means would you be able to take a melody that is about trust and transform it into scorn?" Lamar said. "The message – the general message – is, 'We gonna be okay.' It's not the message of, 'I need to execute individuals.'"
After Lamar performed "Okay," Fox News savants – including Geraldo Rivera – brought issue with the melody's verses ("We loathe po-po/Wanna murder us dead in the road fo sho") and the visual of Lamar on the cop auto.
"This is the reason I say that hip-jump has accomplished more harm to youthful African Americans than bigotry lately," Rivera said. "This is precisely the wrong message. At that point to conflate what happened in the Charleston church in South Carolina with the terrible episodes including unreasonable utilization of power by cops is to compare that bigot executioner with these cops. It's so off-base. It's so counterproductive."
Addressing TMZ, Lamar questioned Rivera's cases and said he was detracting center from the genuine issues in America.
"I think his endeavor is truly weakening the genuine issue, which is the silly demonstrations of slaughtering of these young men around here. I think, generally, its keeping away from reality," Lamar said. "This is reality. This is my reality. This is the thing that I discuss in my music. You can't weaken that. Me being on the cop auto, that is an execution piece after these silly demonstrations. Obviously will be incensed about what's going ahead around here. Obviously I'm going to talk on it. However, in the meantime, you can't weaken the general message: Yeah, we furious about what's going on. Definitely, we see what's going on, yet you can't do that. You can't take away our trust that things will be affirm toward the day's end. Hip-jump is not the issue, our existence is the issue in the circum