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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.


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, 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 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.

  • 012_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Ugh this is just ridiculous!!! makes me sick just to listen to this crap. I cannot believe that this guy has such hatred for the police, and our president supporting him?!?! More proof, ugh

  • Vpsomourningband_max50


    over 3 years ago


    This is no surprise! Bump to wanting time to fly to November 2012! What a disgrace.

  • Policelinkbadge_max160_max50_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I'm not surprised...just disgusted.

  • Swat_pictures_031_max50


    over 3 years ago


    When will America Wake up??????? I feel like I am living in the Twilight Zone. Unbelievable.

  • L_ae1b658846e2d300078fb1b39c85f297_max50


    over 3 years ago


    This is disgusting............ But I'm not surprised at all. He is the most anit-lawenforcement, anti-military politician I have ever seen. Slap in the face to anyone that wears a badge. On another note he will be educating cildren!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTH? Whats he going to teach them? How to kill cops? This is a bunch of crap.

  • Marvin_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Once again the white house slaps LEO's in the face. Kinda like putting porta potty's on an LEO memorials, insulting an LEO for doing his job because his anti-american friend says so. Just a couple times I remember.

  • In_remembrance_of_oakland_pd_max50_max50_max50_max50_max50


    over 3 years ago


    No big surprise here.

  • Blade_runner_4_max50


    over 3 years ago


    It does not surprise me in the least that this man, "Common", was invited to the White House to recite his poetry (aka liberal hate speech). So, as the Commander-in-Chief claims victory for killing terrorist numero uno, Bin Laden, his wife invites a man who idolizes domestic terrorists and domestic terrorism (i.e. the Black Panther Party).

    I look forward to November of 2012.

  • Cruise_2014_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Does this surprise anyone? This president has no respect and shows no reverence for uniformed services. He has repeatedly snubbed law enforcement, especially those that lose their lives in the line of duty. He is the first sitting president who has failed to attend or even acknowledge the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial services. He is a disgrace.

  • Imagesca4hzk2w_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Huge Bump Straightshooter. This is absolute garbage. Crap like this doesn't uplift the black communitity, it is degrading. Obama inviting him to the White House does not suprise me, but isn't that a problem? Shouldn't it? I'm scared to see who this clown will pardon before he leaves office..

  • Nado_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Obama is a joke, maybe he will "wrap" up his career before to long.

  • Csi_squirrle_max600_1__max50


    over 3 years ago


    The american people elected the most incompetent president since Jimmy Carter because it was stylish. Now we are reaping the seeds of that decision. No suprise here.

  • Mourning_badge_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Listening to this Rap turned my stomach. How can any President or a First Lady support these kinds of outrageous, biased, racially charged individuals? By inviting this animal to the White House, Obama has once again soiled the carpet beyond repair. This is the epitome of racism.

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