Nas Takes Beef to the Street, Joins Fox Protest
Nas has been extremely vocal about his strong aversion for the Fox News network. The Queensbridge emcee put his beef with the network and news anchor Bill O'Reilly on wax, and recorded 'Sly Fox,' which appears on his recently released untitled album. Now, Nas will join MoveOn.org and ColorOfChange.org tomorrow in New York to protest the cable channel's coverage of African-Americans, including presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Nas' issues with the network and O'Reilly became personal in 2007 when the anchor objected to the rapper's scheduled performance at Virginia Tech to honor students who lost their lives in the school shooting. "It was an attack on me. And I saw [that] it was an attack on not just me, but anybody that looks like me, acts like me or talks like me ... so it was bigger than me," Nas told the BoomBox.
The rap star, along with representatives from MoveOn.org and ColorOfChange.org, will deliver a petition with over 600,000 signatures to FOX's headquarters tomorrow. The organizations are asking that the network cease airing "racist smears," specifically against the presidential hopeful and wife, Michelle Obama. The network has referred to the presidential candidate's wife as his "baby mama" and called the couple's fist bump a "terrorist fist jab."