Friday, September 21, 2007

Ludacris vs MLK : N-Word Please - The Sequel

A few weeks ago, we bought you the truly bizarre story of Eddie Griffin vs Black Enterprise honcho Earl Graves. Griffin, invited to a stodgy corporate event, couldn't get 5 minutes into his act without dropping the N-Bomb repeatedly. Graves, feeling betrayed, pulled the plug on his act in the name of decency. My biggest take-away was that while Griffin was truly a moron, Graves was more to blame because he should have known what he was getting himself into.

Apparently the folks who organized the recent Build The Dream Concert to benefit the upcoming MLK Memorial in DC apparently don't read AverageBro. Maybe they should.

The NY Daily News reports...

Martin Luther King Jr. gave his life fighting the N-word, but that didn't stop Ludacris from dropping the racist epithet while slinging his "Money Maker" during the benefit "Dream" concert for the MLK memorial in D.C.
While I commend Ludacris' ascension from punchline rapper to respectable actor, I have to wonder why in the hell he thought singing "Shake Your Money Maker" at a benefit concert for MLK was a good idea. I mean, we know Dr. King was a freak and all, but damn. Maybe "Move Bitch" would have been more appropriate, since, you know, Dr. King had to push a lot of people out of the way in his fight for Civil Rights.

A better idea: the folks who organized this concert should have invited Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Phonte from Little Brother, or some other semi-intelligent rapper who could have represented hip hop in a civil manner worthy of this occasion, rather than going for a name.

Please donate something, anything (as little as $5) to the MLK Memorial so we don't have to disgrace his legacy with more concerts. It's quick, it's easy, and you get a cool baller wristband and a lapel pin for your trouble.

Just do something before the fundraisers get more desperate and lower the bar for their next concert. I seriously doubt the dream King died for involved "Crankin' Dat Soulja Boy" to raise money from his monument.

MLK is really crying inside.

Did Ludacris Disrespect Dr. Martin Luther King? [SOHH]

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