Tensions are running so high in Ferguson that members of the same side are even warring with one another.
Talib Kweli succeeded Killer Mike as the latest Hip-Hop personality to be interviewed by CNN over the fallout from the Michael Brown shooting. However his airtime with anchor Don Lemon was anything but productive.
As previously reported, the trouble began when the Gravitas composer expressed his opinion on how “horrible” the news coverage of the turmoil in Ferguson was. Naturally, Lemon took offense to such a statement and the two engaged in verbal combat on live television. Kweli also took issue to how Lemon didn’t know how to properly pronounce his name.
Lemon is perceived as an opponent to the Hip-Hop community (and many African-Americans in general), so the reception was he needed more people. And he obviously didn’t have them after Black Twitter reacted.
Do yourself a favor and look at these incendiary responses down below. Sometime we all just can’t get along.
Kweli should’ve called Don Lemon a fruit…
— Jon (@MrLujan) August 21, 2014