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‘Urban Disintegration and Ghetto Civil War’: Geraldo Fires Back at Kendrick Lamar

For a while now, Geraldo Rivera has said he believes that “hip-hop has done more damage to black and brown people than racism in the last ten years.”

And this week, he made the same argument again in reaction to Kendrick Lamar‘s song “Alright,” which evokes imagery and addresses themes of police brutality. Lamar performed the song at the BET Awards last weekend, and Rivera––as well as his co-hosts on Fox’s The Five objected to his lyrics about how the police “wanna kill us dead in the street fo sho.”

Lamar reacted by telling TMZ his song is about “hope,” not hatred, and saying, “Hip-hop is not the problem. Our reality is the problem of this situation. This is our music. This is us expressing ourselves.”

Well, Rivera responded this morning, and boy, was he not buying it:

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