Why is everyone talking slick about President Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize?
October 12, 2009
This is another reason why you should hate Twitter. People say s*&t that you really can’t come back from. Then, they feel the need to send out more tweets to clarify what they said in the first 140 words.
Why does everyone feel as though their job is to kritik the winners of the Nobel Peace prize? Who ever wins it, just congratulate and move on. you don’t see people politicking for the award, the people in Norway come to a conclusion and then they announce it. But, everyone is a critic. At least some people take the time to do their homework. Crooked I of the rap collection Slaughterhouse voices one reason to award it to Obama.
Some in the hip-hop industry agree with the choice, including Slaughterhouse’s Crooked I. Once he heard the news, he sent a big shoutout to Obama for the honor, via his Twitter profile (@TheRealCrookedI).
Then, followed up, asking people to do some research before judging our current president.
“Why are people h8’n on my guy for this prize?” Crooked I asked. “Obama travels around THE ENTIRE WORLD PROMOTING PEACE.. Do sum research before u judge his worthiness.”
Agreed and agreed. Being the President of the U.S. comes with some perks. People are looking up to the new leader, especially compared to the last guy.
Asher Roth voices dissent to the awarding the prize to President Obama.
Others, though, don’t agree with it at all. Rapper Asher Roth — known mostly for his hit single “I Love College” — wasn’t feeling the decision, asking how could a man win “the peace prize by just talking sh**.”
Now, Asher, while you love college, maybe you should have gone to class and studied a little bit harder. Once people got onto your haterade, you sent out another one, to try and protect your limited fan base. Spend more time making your point, then you wouldn’t need to make further clarifications.
He followed up with a tweet (@AsherRoth) clarifying his statements, explaining that the disagreement is about the actual prize more than Obama being chosen for it.
“Has nothing to do with ‘Obama’ and everything to do with the ‘Peace Prize’ — change starts with us, the people — who’s gon wake up first?” Asher said. “Seek truth.”
Asher also added: “I’m all for ‘hope’ and ‘progress,’ but people have been dedicating their lives for peace — actions speak louder than words — my opinion only.”
According to the rapper, change doesn’t come from the upper levels of the hierarchy, but from the people.
“I think change starts at the basement level — change starts with us, the people — we’re being manipulated,” Asher said in response to one follower.
Why didn’t you start with the comment, this is not about Obama? Because IT was about Obama and you don’t have the stones to back up your comment. When people put your feet to the fire, you backed off. You can’t take back what you tweeted, since the internet saves everything….focus less on trying to make a statement and more time on your music….
But it doesn’t stop with rappers….athletes have to get in on the foolishness.
Why don’t you be next to become an all star? or have a job? or how about keeping your girl?
You currently suck at basketball, and your girl is with Lamar now, having married him after seeing what you are working with. You are not going to win a damn thing, now get a job and get back into the NBA and leave Twitter alone, unless you are tweeting about getting a job and not being broke.