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Nas has offered his unique brand of social commentary via his vast catalog of music over the years, and he’s tried his best to promote intelligence via his art. However, a tweet last night from the veteran rapper comparing feminists to the Mafia without explanation has sparked a lot of discussion and confusion on Twitter.

To make matters even more interesting, Nas followed that tweet with, “I don’t have to agree with you to respect you” – also without any type of explanation. Like some Twitter users pointed out, Nas appeared in a photo this week with Angela Davis, a woman he referred to as his idol and a hero of feminists worldwide.

Also as some suggested, it’s possible Nas meant the statement as a ill-advised compliment but without a follow up it looks rather suspect. There’s far too much that can be unpacked from the tweet, and best believe Twitter went in with the jokes, the slander and even a playing devil’s advocate in some cases.

Hit the gallery on the following pages to see some of the comments from Nas over his “Feminism – The Woman’s Mafia” tweet. Let us know in the comments if we missed any key joints.

Photos: Twitter, Derrick Salters/WENN

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