Young Jeezy Responds to Bill O’Reilly’s Comments
Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy's song 'My President' has managed to catch the ear of republican news host Bill O'Reilly but contrary to reports he will not appear on the show. O'Reilly, who is no stranger to public disagreements with the hip-hop community, called Jeezy's performance of the song "offensive."
During the broadcast O'Reilly "invited" him to appear on his show while a guest commentator called Jeezy "Young Emphysema." Per his reps, the rapper will not be accepting that invitation, which was reportedly taken out of context by various media outlets.
"At the end of the day, you're dealing with cats who think that we as young black men don't know what it is we do. [We're] entrepreneurs, we came from nothing. If you [have to] mispronounce my name to try to be funny and you got a Harvard or whatever education you got, then you're really showing how ignorant you are," he said in an interview. The rapper also noted that the song is merely an articulation of his feelings towards President Barack Obama's win and the change that he will bring to this country.
O'Reilly, who hosts 'The O'Reilly Factor' on Fox News channel, is known for challenging democrats, rappers, and anyone who doesn't follow his conservative views. According to the show's producer, Jeezy's invitation still stands.
Jeezy's third album 'The Recession,' featuring the single 'My President,' was released last September.