Watch Laura Ingraham's cringe-worthy attempt to explain hip-hop lyrics to the editor-in-chief of Vibe

From the November 28 edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle:

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LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Obviously Jay-Z, it’s a well known story but he was a kid, wasn’t he a cocaine, crack dealer, did he stab his manager or someone in the neck?

DATWON THOMAS: You got a lot of things going on there, Laura.

INGRAHAM: A lot going on there yeah. Now you’re right, he’s like an unbelievable businessman.


INGRAHAM: He’s worth like half a billion dollars, incredible businessman. But let’s actually look at what some of these lyrics are and what they say to young people that just heard your description of why this might be good for people to express themselves. Here’s a sample of Jay-Z’s lyrics and it’s cleaned up for your consumption and this is from “The Story of O.J.” OK, this is nominated. “Light n-word”, I can’t say the word, I’m not saying the word. “Light n-word, dark n-word, faux n-word, real n-word, rich n-word, poor n-word, house n-word, field n-word”


THOMAS: You have to understand that this is a creative license and they are able to do that from word to word, from bar to bar, to verse to verse.

INGRAHAM: Just so you understand what I’m saying, Datwon, I’m not saying people don’t have a right to say, they can say, they can speak on the street corner and swear in front of my kids

THOMAS: Whoa, wait, whoa.

INGRAHAM: They can use the n-word, they can you know, this is white, black, every genre of people.


I actually listened to this, both albums and I listened to them several times and my point about this –

THOMAS: That’s crazy because you called Kendrick’s album “Humble” and the album name is “DAMN.”


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