Rapper 50 Cent has lashed out at fellow hip-hop star KANYE WEST for accusing US President GEORGE W BUSH of racism in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
The IN DA CLUB star believes human intervention could not have prevented the effects of the hurricane, which killed over a thousand people in the US gulf states in August (05), and sees no point in reprimanding the President for something which was beyond his control.
He says, "The New Orleans disaster was meant to happen. It was an act of God.
"I think people responded to it the best way they can.
"What KANYE WEST was saying, I don't know where that came from."
Here you got two cell phones in your pocket, e-mails, computers at the house. You can't even get a block association meeting together. We got so much more that they gave us and we doing so much less with it. They went to vote when people were threatening their lives. Medgar Evers was shot dead in his driveway, left three children inside that never knew how it was to have father in their young years, dying to give us the right to vote. Pregnant women marched through the streets of Birmingham. They sick police dogs on them to give us right to vote. Four little girls bombed in a church in Birmingham, Alabama, to give us the right to vote. And here you are, 40 years later in Detroit, Michigan. No dogs biting you. No bombs going off, no bullets, too lazy and ungrateful. Making mockery of her memory. Making mockery of her memory. Nobody should have to beg you to vote. Nobody should have to beg you to stand up and protect the rights that they died and suffered to give us. You can't take care of one thing on the ballot in Michigan when they had to change the laws of all 50 states? You're complaining about one referendum, when they did a whole revolution and never fired one shot. And then you turn it around on each other. While I want my daughters to visit that stone, because I want them to know black women are not hos, you have music companies selling misogynist records to our children. Black womanhood was Rosa Parks, sitting in dignity. She wasn't break dancing. She wasn't talking about pimp me out. She made the world respect her people! So I want to thank Reverend Jackson and Mrs. Jackson and others that taught us a little younger who Rosa was. And we got to pass that on. I want to challenge everybody here today that when we leave here, you ought to make a Rosa resolution. You ought to make one commitment in her name to yourself, that you will either join some organization or you going to stand for some policy. You ought to make a Rosa resolution. You ought to resolve that you're going to do something that will make a difference because we are here because she made a difference.A wink and a nod goes to Norwegianity