"If Osama bin Laden ever buys a rap album, he'll probably start with a CD by KRS-One.
"The hip-hop anarchist has declared his solidarity with al-Qaida by asserting that he and other African-Americans 'cheered when 9-11 happened,' reports the New York Daily News.
The rapper, real name Kris Parker, defiled the memory of those who died in the terrorist attacks as he spouted off at a recent New Yorker Festival panel discussion.
"'I say that proudly,' the Boogie Down Productions founder went on, insisting that, before the attack, security guards kept Blacks out of the World Trade Center 'because of the way we talk and dress.
"'So when the planes hit the building, we were like, 'Mmmm - justice.'
"The atrocity of 9-11 'doesn't affect us the hip-hop community,' he said. '9-11 happened to them, not us,' he added, explaining that by 'them' he meant 'the rich ... those who are oppressing us. RCA or BMG, Universal, the radio stations.'
"Parker also sneered at efforts by other rappers to get young people to vote.
"'Voting in a corrupt society adds more corruption,' he added. 'America has to commit suicide if the world is to be a better place.'"
What an asshole. Not sure why this surprises me, KRS-One's always been a sadly ignorant Marxist, an excellent example of the old saw that a little information is a dangerous thing, but not even I expected something as despicable as this. The only way you can let people like him and Bruce Springsteen (and Sean Penn, etc.) know what you think about them is to stop rewarding them financially. Assuming you ever bought a KRS-One CD, don't do it again.
From Little Green Footballs