Another Role Model Rapper Arrested

October 14, 2007, 3:08 pm


By Andrew L. Jaffee

Americans really need to start thinking about what they consider entertainment and whom they consider role models for their children. This isn’t exactly the first rapper to be caught with guns — by a long shot:

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. was arrested Saturday — just hours before he was to take the stage at the BET Hip-Hop Awards — in a shopping center parking lot where federal officials said he planned to pick up machine guns and silencers he had his bodyguard buy for him.

Bling. Diamonds. Gold. Jiggling butts. Peers who call black kids who study hard “white.” Glamorizing gun-toting gangstas. This is what BET promotes, but which is in reality a “culture steeped in bitterness and nihilism, a culture that is a virtual blueprint for failure.”

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One Response to “Another Role Model Rapper Arrested”

  1. khaz Says:

    I heard that little geek from dipset santana has been snitchin’ on everybody. He got ti set up with an undercover for a bodyguard and shit went down hill from there. I heard from some Harlem cats, that it was some type of jealousy between dude and ti because ti was scheduled to do a number of songs and promotion with several different girls that santana couldn’t get to like him following the drop of his contract with Def Jam. I also heard that following the santan & Lil’ Wayne mixtape flop
    santan reportedly got Baby hemmed u in Tennessee…makes you wonder with the nation wide publicity stunt {under the table) agreement with members of G-unot. All the snitching points to the downfall of the weak”east” link.

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