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Ha ha. How ridiculous.

NEW YORK (AP) – There’s another side to Alicia Keys: conspiracy theorist. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter tells Blender magazine: “‘Gangsta rap’ was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. ‘Gangsta rap’ didn’t exist.”

Keys, 27, said she’s read several Black Panther autobiographies and wears a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck “to symbolize strength, power and killing ’em dead,” according to an interview in the magazine’s May issue, on newsstands Tuesday.

Another of her theories: That the bicoastal feud between slain rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. was fueled “by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing.”

Keys’ AK-47 jewelry came as a surprise to her mother, who is quoted as telling Blender: “She wears what? That doesn’t sound like Alicia.” Keys’ publicist, Theola Borden, said Keys was on vacation and unavailable for comment.

Though she’s known for her romantic tunes, she told Blender that she wants to write more political songs. If black leaders such as the late Black Panther Huey Newton “had the outlets our musicians have today, it’d be global. I have to figure out a way to do it myself,” she said. (Source)

Funny that she blames gangsta rap on a government/media conspiracy, but then wears an AK-47 necklace. These kinds of stories makes me miss “Rainbow Soul” – an Black internet talk radio station that I would occasionally listen to — for its unintentional entertainment value, kinda like Coast-to-Coast AM, except tailored for Black people. They played up the racist conspiracy angle or various types of “woo” quite a bit. I had actually planned on recording a bit of it and doing a blog post about it a while back, but then they took it off free internet radio (you have to pay for it now).

A quick look at the Rainbow Soul shows should give you a taste though. Admittedly, some of the shows are normal, but many of them really are this hokey. I feel bad for people getting advice from these shows – it’s like getting directions from someone holding the map upsidedown.

Heal Thyself with Queen Afua
Queen Afua is a nationally renowned herbalist, wholistic health specialist and dedicated healer of women’s bodies and souls, who practices from a uniquely Afrocentric spiritual perspective. Through her work as a Certified Colon therapist, polarity practitioner, Hatha Yoga and Ari Ankh Ka (Ancient Afrikan Yoga / Movements) Instructor, lay midwife and fasting specialist, she has guided thousands of women and men coast to coast in the art and science of Natural Living.
An initiate of the Shrine of Ptah and Chief Khamitic Priestess of Purification in the Temple of Nebt-Het (an ancient Afrikan order) in New York City, Queen Afua is the Founder, Director, and Spiritual Guide to the Global Sacred Woman Village Center.

What’s Ailing America? with Dr. Rebecca Carley
On her journey to becoming an awakened allopath, her most disturbing revelation was the realization that there is an epidemic of disease of the immune systems, or immunopathies, caused by vaccinations. This led her to begin a new specialty; VIDS: Vaccine Induced Disease Syndromes. She teaches her patients how to heal themselves, and uses homeopathy and other natural products with no side effects to detoxify the vaccinations and other immune system assaulters… She is successfully reversing the epidemic of autoimmune diseases (such as autism, ADD, learning disabilities, asthma, lupus psoriasis, allergies, etc.), as well as cancer with the Hippokrates protocol she has developed.

An Insight To You with Dora Jones
Tune in and just listen and feel. Use her viable words for daily living step by step as she guides you using numerology and astrology to chart your spiritual destiny and mission in life…answers to why am I here?

Conscious Rasta with Keidi Awadu
Books by Keidi Obi Awadu
• Vaccines: An Ounce of Prevention or a Pound of Death? (1996)
• Mind Control (1996)
• Prisons: The Lockdown of Black (America’s Future) (1996)
• Epidemic: The Rise of New Childhood Diseases in the U.S. (1997)
• Rap, Hip Hop & the New World Order (“This shocking report documents how a complex government operation penetrated hip hop music to its core in order to cause confusion among urban youth.”) (1997)
• The Technology of Control (“The computer revolution has created a myriad of new methods of controlling us and suppressing our true will. We cover lasers, microwaves, spy satellites, microchips, cameras all around, and various other forms of The Technology of Control.”) (1997)
• Busted: The Latex Condom Conspiracy (“Latex condoms cause cancer, sterility, ectopic pregnancy, gender confusion, allergies and we’ve got a solution.”) (1998)
• AIDS: The Establishment Confesses (It’s A Hoax!) (1998)
• High Crimes of Murder (1998)
• The Road to Power: Seven Steps to an African Global Order (1999)

It’s too bad they didn’t find any space in their schedule for the Infidel Guy or Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

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