In “Alright,” Lamar raps, “We hate the po-po/Wanna kill us dead in the street fo sho.” I guess Rivera thinks black people should love all of the cops who have killed—typically unarmed—black people?


“This is why I say that hip-hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism in recent years,” Rivera stated. “This is exactly the wrong message.

“It is so wrong,” he said, “so counterproductive—it gives exactly the wrong message. It doesn’t recognize that a city like Baltimore, which is just 7 percent the size of New York, has just as many murders as New York.”


But none of this should be shocking, coming from Rivera, especially given his track record when it comes to speaking out about the black community. It was Rivera who stated that Trayvon Martin was killed because he wore a hoodie. Not because George Zimmerman was a pistol-happy, racist nutso.

Here are a few words of advice for Rivera:

* Go back to looking for Capone’s loot.

* You know nothing about black people or hip-hop, so stop discussing them.