In the past few months, I've seen both R. Kelly and Nick Cannon labeled as "rappers" in articles by legitimate news outlets, when Kelly is clearly a singer and Cannon is more or less an actor. (Granted, Cannon has released a rap album, but so have the Chicago Bears.) I don't ask much from the media when it comes to black celebrities, but at least know why they'
Look, just because a guy has cornrows, is on trial for a felony, and occasionally urinates on hoochies doesn’t mean he’s a rapper. If he had dreadlocks, would he automatically be a weed head reggae singer? If he were seven feet tall, would he be a basketball player? If he wore a bulletproof vest as a fashion statement, would he suddenly be a gangsta? Must all we
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