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Obama Invites Anti-Cop Rapper to White House

Obama Invites Anti-Cop Rapper to White House

US First Lady Michelle Obama walks down Cross Hall as she arrives to host a Mother's Day event for military connected mothers, grandmothers, and spouses in the White House in Washington, DC, May 6, 2011.

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May 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., more commonly known as the rapper “Common”, was invited by First Lady Michelle Obama among other poets to celebrate American poetry and prose on Wednesday, May 11, thedailycaller.com reports.

Lynn’s divisive lyrics about gun violence, shooting police, and even for burning the president (who at the time was George W. Bush), make him a controversial choice for the White House. “Burn a Bush cos for peace he no push no button,” he raps on a YouTube video with more than 800,000 views.

He is also a known supporter of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, according to the examiner.com. Abu-Jamal was a member of the Black Panther Party, and was sentenced in 1981 for killing a Philadelphia police officer.

Coincidentally, President Obama and the rapper/poet Lynn are members of Trinity United Church of Christ, reports the New Hampshire Journal. Additionally, Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 came under fire when the church’s Reverend Jeremiah Wright made several charged sermons in support of Obama.

“Several of Wright’s sermons caused a firestorm of controversy during the 2008 presidential campaign due to their caustic, racially charged, anti-American tones. One sermon in particular caused Obama a severe headache – the one in which he blamed America for Osama bin Laden’s terrorist attacks. ‘America’s chickens are coming home to roost,’ he said.” – New Hampshire Journal

At the time, Obama defended and then rejected Wright, whereas Lynn came to the reverend’s defense.

Lynn also named his daughter after Assata Shakur, another Black Panther party member. In 1977, Shakur was found guilty of first-degree murder and fled to Cuba after escaping prison, reports the New Hampshire Journal.

At the White House event, Lynn and other artists will participate in an afternoon workshop educating children.

The AP reports that other artists invited to attend are Elizabeth Alexander, Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Kenneth Goldsmith, Alison Knowles, Aimee Mann, and Jill Scott.


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    LanaNJ

    about 3 years ago

    6948 Comments

    Robocop~OneTime 2012!

    MZ66 Secretary of State 2012.....No wait, House Speaker LMAO!

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    LanaNJ

    about 3 years ago

    6948 Comments

    bump onetime

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    CTmotorcop

    about 3 years ago

    432 Comments

    nutty as a fruit cke

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    TeachDJ

    about 3 years ago

    208 Comments

    I think the Obamas ACTED STUPPIDLY yet again!

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    JRich81

    about 3 years ago

    1418 Comments

    Bump onetime...

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    onetime

    about 3 years ago

    1294 Comments

    How soon we forget! What’s all the fuss about Obama inviting Common to the White House? The Older Bush had “Easy E” one of the most militant racist rap groups (NWA) to have ever made records. Check out the songs they preformed they had a bunch of songs and videos depicting Law Enforcement as racist, murders, and thieves. Controversy sells and we can’t take our eye off the ball. The same Politicians who are out there crying about that continue to lie and tell half the story. It was the same when older Bush was in and the other party did the same exact thing complained and at the end of the day we are still left on an island. When it comes time for them to make laws that benefit Law enforcement they turn their backs on us. Each year it seems like the criminals get more rights. Let us “Cops” continue to fight crime for a society who doesn’t care about us until they need us and honestly I could care less who the president or past presidents have invited to the White House. I have criminals to catch and I don’t have the time to worry about Politicians and their lies.

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    rafaelmorales

    about 3 years ago

    2994 Comments

    Hey Mr.Prez. you did a great job having Bin Ladin Killed....Now you just took 7 steps backwards with this stupid stunt.

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    Mongo1

    about 3 years ago

    346 Comments

    Two years and we can return to sanity, civil protest in the mean time. Common has no place in Washington DC and yes I think the pres will pardon Abu-jamal when he leaves office, probably all of the GITMO folks too.

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    copper380

    about 3 years ago

    2026 Comments

    Well stated ajsdaddyCCSO

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    Catwoman911

    about 3 years ago

    7256 Comments

    rsccont! what the hell??

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    ajsdaddyBPD

    about 3 years ago

    3080 Comments

    Educate thyself oh young and noble warrior. The KKK was started and flourished under southern Democrats whoalso hung many white supporters of freed slaves,
    "In an 1868 newspaper interview, Forrest stated that the Klan's primary opposition was to the Loyal Leagues, Republican state governments, people like Tennessee governor Brownlow and other carpetbaggers and scalawags. He argued that many southerners believed that blacks were voting for the Republican Party because they were being hoodwinked by the Loyal Leagues.[34]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan
    There are many vulgar reference so I won't post the whole thing. So, gradyg, supporting people who defend the actions of cop killers and their accomplices should be viewed as OK here? You DO realize the young lady he speaks of in the song “A Song For Assata” was convicted, sentenced, and then ESCAPED from prison to where she hastily bugged out to Communist Cuba right? Where is the justice for the Trooper who was killed execution style with a bullet through the head? Keep on keeping on supporting that trash. He may not be comitting the crime but he sure as hell isn't speaking out against the major crime of killing a cop.

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    gradyg

    about 3 years ago

    1118 Comments

    I do not see snything wrong with what the First Lady did. There are some people in government that supported terrorism and some who supports the KKK still to this day, just because somebody sing or rap about killings and thing of that nature doesn't mean he will do it. If he is down with supporting the educations of kids in this country his alright with me. Until he commits a crime that lands his butt in prison I do not see any problem with him being invited to the White House. If he is helping kids get an education and try to prevent them from doing crime that's a plus in my book. I would support anyone if they are helping kids get involved with education and not crime in the US.

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    rsccont

    about 3 years ago

    14 Comments

    helo! i'm buttwhet. i love da president mr. otoma, no wait mr. sudama, no no wait! mr. barama! oh s__t wat ever! he be da best president ever! he likes rap! he like rap so he got my vote! i like you to comma, no wait, colon, no no semi colon! ah s__t wat ever!

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    rsccont

    about 3 years ago

    14 Comments

    whow! dammm! what a name! i wish i could da come up wit dat one!! damm buckwheat! yu be stupid or ignet!!

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    LanaNJ

    about 3 years ago

    6948 Comments

    annnnnd, I wouldn't have sympathy if she was shot and killed, but that's my JMO

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