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    Here's a murder rap to keep you dancin'
    With a crime record like Charles Manson
    My AK-47 is the tool,
    Don't make me act the muthafuggin fool

    -- NWA "Straight Out of Compton"

Alicia Keys took to the radio airwaves today to dispute a Blender magazine article that she claims misinterpreted her comments about gangsta rap.

In the article, Alicia was quoted as saying gangsta rap doesn't exist and it was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other.

Maybe Alicia also thought the government wrote the lyrics to NWA's radical hit "Fu*k the Police" which sparked the gangsta rap movement?

Alicia told the magazine she wore a gold AK 47 machine gun on a pendant around her neck "to symbolize strength, power and killing 'em dead," - and because those are her initials.

    Speaking on Los Angeles DJ Ryan Seacrest radio show on Tuesday morning (15Apr08), Keys explained, "I feel that I wasn't a hundred per cent clear on what I was saying and so, because of that, it got slightly misinterpreted, and somehow it got misinterpreted that I was saying that the government was creating gangsta rap - and that's not what I was saying.

    "What I was saying was that the term gangsta rap was so over sloganised during that time... That's what I was trying to talk about. (Source)

    "In so many ways, everyday people, as well as the government, could have really done so much more to sorta (sic) obliterate and eradicate the things that were going on in the communities at that time that forced the artists to discuss and talk about, so strongly, what they saw, what they lived with.

    "I wasn't saying that I'm a conspiracy theorist, and I wasn't saying that I'm anti-anyone because anybody who knows my character knows that I'm a very positive person... My only aim is to uplift people and spread love.

    "You're in an interview for half and hour, 45 minutes... and you're talking about these different thoughts and ideas and I think... there's a way that I didn't exactly clarify what I meant to the point where he (the journalist) could misinterpret it.

    "I don't regret doing this interview; overall it was a great article. It was merely a line or two that has provoked all of this madness. I regret that a negative spin has been put (on it)."

  • ms.peaches

    I can understand the fact that it's her initials but of course you will always have one in the bunch who will take it way outta the park & scream that she is gangsta now!!(lol) to me jewelry is a representation like Snoop has the weed chain cause that what he does, most rappers have there label on there chain, I don't know I guess she can wear what the hell she wants shi*!!!

  • Bubbles

    I guess she had to go in and do some damage control.

  • hellava10

    She didn't want the gangsta rappers coming after her.....they would have strung her up like they did Mya

  • tina12

    Alicia is definitely doing some damage control!

  • http://www.youtube.com/WrecklessLoveAK LB

    In both AUDIO interviews she never denied what she said, she never retracted what she said and she never said Blender was at fault. if anything she said she was wrong for not clearly expressing herself and what she really meant. The fact still remains that she's a grown azz woman with her own views and is free to express them anyway she wants. at least she's not a programmed little puppet as some of these pop stars and publicists would like you to believe. funny thing about all this is she and everyone else knows this will be nothing more than a blurp in a few days or when someone shaves their head or gets knocked up.

    i swear, people will take any little thing and run it off a fckin cliff

  • Sharonda

    Yeah I heard her on the TJMS show this morning.I think people might be taking it out of context.I swear people can't comprehend shit, so annoying did people forget how to read and then comprehend?It's not that hard.

  • London Marie

    I knew that didn't sound like my baby mama.

  • candi got gushy

    I agree with her. Certain shyt dont just happen for no reason

  • TenderTeeTwo

    Leave Alicia alone!!! Dang! She can wear what she wants to wear!

  • mimi08

    ALICIA IS BACK PEDDLING HER BEHIND OFF. PITIFUL, IF YOU SAY AND BELIEVE SOMETHING, THEN STAND BEHIND IT.

    THE FACT IS, ALICIA IS VERY OPINIONATED AND SHE'S ALWAYS SAYING CONTROVERSIAL THINGS, LIKE THE TIME SHE CRITICIZED THIN WOMEN. SINCE THEN I'VE NEVER LOOKED AT HER THE SAME.

    SHE SHOULD KEEP HER BIG FAT MOUTH SHUT IF SHE EXPECTS TO KEEP SELLING CDS. I KNOW HER LABEL IS MAD AT HER RIGHT NOW FOR HER SLIP OF THE TONGUE.

  • Goliano

    I wear a silver star and crescent on my right hand, don't pray at mosques, loves me some pork and have never gang banged. Imagine that.

  • luxe.li.

    Wow, her jewelry is by Cubainne Links, which was a style post on ConcreteLoop......its funny how you got it up there like she a thug. LOL please. Rihanna wears Cubainne Links jewelry too, is she a thug??

  • http://www.youtube.com/WrecklessLoveAK LB

    You know whats funny. last week Alicia made another controversial statement about AIDS and the media.

    "If AIDS got half of the attention that the media gives to celebrity dramas, this issue would be well on its way to being solved."

    how much attention did that get??

  • omina-homina

    A.K. her initials? Alicia Keys isn't her REAL name.

    It's Alicia J. Augello-Cook.

    She's just full of gimmicks.

  • iyonah

    mimi08 you seem mad @ Alicia? She has a right to an opinion, it may have been taken out of context to a degree. Her statement now was to clarify meaning and conduct damage control of sorts. Many blogs were saying all sorts of things about the comments she made.

    LB you make a great point mentioning the statement she made about AIDS, and it is so true. If people payed more attention and dedicated time and effort to a resolution society would have a grip on the AIDS epidemic.

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    Maybe she has gansta tendencies

  • http://notenoughrealmen.blogspot.com 2thick4u

    Glad she cleared that up!!!

    It seemed a little far fetched...she doesn't seem like the type to create drama!!!

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    I love u Keys... Do you girl!!! Shake them haters off express yourself because they will. What she said is being taken way out of context.
    Everyone she will not bust a grape. :)

  • JustSaying

    Keys is still cool with me. I truly beleive her statement was misunderstood. Go Keys!

  • http://www.smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    Alicia Keys is at the TOP of the boring list. I thought I was about to read something that would make her just a little interesting. I was wrong.

  • maema

    she got a lot of white people upset and now has to do some serious spin so she does not lose part of her core audience.