One of the things we love about rappers is how blunt they are. It can make for some epic quotes and for some epic misfires.
One of these epic misfires occurred yesterday, when the homie Gunplay spoke his mind about the shooting in Newtown.
Instead of blaming the rogue shooter, Gunplay came up with this crazy premise that the government was really behind the shootings. Here is what he wrote:
Of course anyone with a brain can read and see how silly these tweets really are. However, it's nothing new. In fact, rappers and musicians have a history of saying crazy stuff.
Here are some of our favorite examples of rappers, artists, and their crazy conspiracy theories.
Fat Joe says hip-hop is run by the gay mafia.
Last year during an interview with DJ Vlad, Fat Joe mentioned that he felt there were undercover gay people in rap music. He took it even further, saying that rap music was secretly being run by some kind of "gay mafia:"
“The hip-hop community is most likely owned by gays, to be honest with you. They’re owned by gays—I happen to think that there’s a gay mafia."
Nas says he saw aliens.
One of the standout tracks of Untitled was "We Are Not Alone." It's a song dedicated to the fact that there might be life on another planet. Nas raps:
"I'ma tell you what I seen with my three eyes. Word to me, not a hoax, back in 9-9A spacecraft in the skyline In L.A. in daytime, ask Horse if I'm lyin'."
Prodigy beives in the Illuminati.
For years, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has been obsessed with the Illuminati. Prodigy wrote this crazy letter while he was in jail a couple of years back.
M.I.A. thinks Facebook and Google were developed by the C.I.A.
Here's what she said in an interview with the Observer back in 2012:
"Everyone on the internet is like, 'Oh my God, come and join Facebook!' They’re all so optimistic… and really, everyone is fucking you up behind the screens. And I don't like that. It makes it difficult for me to interact with my fans knowing that. Google and Facebook were developed by the CIA, and when you're on there, you have to know that."
Alicia Keys says gangsta rap was a ploy to convince blacks to kill each other.
Alicia Keys grew up a hip-hop fan, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have deeper thoughts about the music. Here's what she said during a interview with Blender in 2008:
"'Gangsta rap' was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. 'Gangsta rap' didn't exist."
Jadakiss thinks George Bush knocked down the towers.
"Why did Bush knock down the towers," was one of the most popular lines from Jadakiss' hit song "Why."
Mos Def's 911 theory.
Here's what conscious rapper Mos Def said during an interview with Bill Maher:
“I don’t believe it was bin Laden today. I don’t believe it was never him … I’m sorry, I’m from the projects, I know danger. I don’t feel no danger from that shit… Highly-educated people in all areas of science have spoken on the fishiness around the whole 9/11 theory.”