Macklemore at the AMAs – When Did Rappers Stop Being Rebels?


by Carly Hill

Remember when musicians were cool for being edgy and politically incorrect? Now, what makes a celebrity cool and relevant is being politically correct and reading scripts written by lefter-than-liberals that are not even factually accurate.

Rapper, Macklemore, made headlines at the AMAs when he spoke out about Trayvon and racial profiling that according to the script he kept looking left to has killed “hundreds” of people.

No one can really speculate about the truth of the Trayvon Martin case because when it comes to crime, you can only judge based on facts. Race has nothing to do with the facts. All I know is what was reported by the media, so I’m not about to judge that one way or the other. My question is about these “hundreds” of people who are “dying” because of racial profiling. Discussing just this on The Five, Greg Gutfeld asked – where did this young rapper get his numbers?

When I was in high school, Ludacris was the thing. His lyrics were beyond explicit and the rebels in my class would recite every word…and they were the cool kids.

I was a goody two-shoes, so it’s not like I support rebellion and anarchy. The high school me (and the current me) loves the idea of cultural coolness being based on good morals lived out by law-abiding citizens, but that’s not what this is about.

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