Mos Def arrested during VMA performance of Katrina Klap

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Mos Def arrested during VMA performance of Katrina Klap

Postby FourthBase » Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:36 pm

<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060901/us_nm/crime_mtv_rapper_dc">news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060..._rapper_dc</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. rapper Mos Def was given a summons after being arrested for giving an impromptu performance on Thursday night outside Radio City Music Hall where the MTV Video Music Awards were being presented, police said. <br> <br>A New York City Police Department spokesman said on Friday that Mos Def, whose real name is Dante Smith, had been given a summons for operating a sound reproduction device without a permit.<br><br>"He was using a sound system on the street," the spokesman said. When asked if there was a crowd of people watching, the spokesman said: "Of course there was, it was the MTV Awards."<br><br>He said the incident happened about 10 p.m. on Thursday.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>A spokeswoman for Mos Def said he had been unjustly arrested while performing a song about Hurricane Katrina on the back of a flatbed truck outside the MTV awards venue.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>"Mos Def did not set out to get arrested or break laws, his only intention was to remind people that after one year the people hardest hit by Katrina still need the support of all Americans," the spokeswoman said in a statement.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>She said the rapper had been in the middle of the performance when he was made aware of the police presence and shut everything down.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>He was released early on Friday, media reports said.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4062150873526199969&q=mos+def">video.google.com/videopla...&q=mos+def</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://mosdef.funky4u.com/2005/09/29/katrina-klap-lyrics/">mosdef.funky4u.com/2005/0...ap-lyrics/</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>"Dollar Day for New Orleans (Katrina Klap)"<br>by Mos Def<br><br>(Speaks)<br><br>This is for the streets, the streets everywhere,<br>The streets affected by the storm called, America,<br>I’m doin’ this for ya’ll, as for me, for the Creator,<br><br>(Chorus)<br><br>God save these streets,<br>One dollar per every human being,<br>Feel that Katrina Clap,<br>See that Katrina Clap,<br><br>(Verse I)<br><br>Listen homie, It’s dollar day in New Orleans,<br>It’s where there water everywhere and people dead in the street (eet eets),<br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>And Mr. President he ‘bout that cash,<br>He got a policy for handlin’ the bruthas and trash,<br>And if you poor you black,<br>I laugh a laugh, they won’t give when you ask,<br>You betta off on crack, dead or in jail, or with a gun in Iraq (a aq),</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->And it’s as simple as that,<br>No opinion my man it’s mathematical fact,<br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Listen, a million poor since 2004,<br>And they got illions and killions to waste on the War,<br>And make you question what the taxes is for,<br>Or the cost to reinforce the broke levee wall,<br>Tell the boss he shouldn’t be the boss anymore (or or),</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Ya’ll bae-li-means (???),<br><br>(Chorus)<br><br>God save these streets,<br>One dollar per every human being,<br>Feel that Katrina Clap,<br>See that Katrina Clap,<br>God save these streets,<br>Quit bein’ cheap brutha freedom ain’t free,<br>Feel that Katrina Clap,<br>See that Katrina Clap,<br><br>Lord have mercy,<br>Lord God God save our souls,<br>A-God save our souls, A-God,<br>A-God save our souls,<br>Lord God God save our souls,<br>A-God save our soul soul soul,<br>Soul Survivor,<br><br>(Verse II)<br><br>It’s dollar day in New Orleans,<br>It’s where water everywhere and baby’s dead in the stree (ee eets),<br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>It’s enough to make you holler out,<br>Like where the fuck is Sir Bono and his famous friends now,<br>Don’t get it twisted man I dig U2,<br>But if you aint about the ghetto, Then Fuck You Too,<br>Who care bout Rock N’ Roll when babies can’t eat food,</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Listen homie that shit ain’t cool,<br><br>It’s like dollar day for New Orleans,<br>It’s where the water everywhere and homies dead in the stree (ee eets),<br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>And Mr. President’s a natural ass,<br>He out treatin’ bruthas worse than they treat the trash,</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>(Chorus)<br><br>God save these streets,<br>One dollar per every human being,<br>Feel that Katrina Clap!<br>See that Katrina Clap!<br>God save these streets,<br>Quit bein’ cheap brutha freedom ain’t free!<br>Feel that Katrina Clap!<br>See that Katrina Clap,<br><br>Soul Survivor,<br>Lord God God save our souls,<br>A-God save our souls, A-God,<br>A-God save our souls,<br>Lord God God save our souls,<br>A-God save our soul A-God A-God save us,<br><br>(Verse III)<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Lord did not inten (yen-end) for the wicked to rule the world,<br>Say God could not inten (yen-end) for the wicked the rule the wor (o oorld),<br>God did not inten (yen-end) for the wicked to rule the world,<br>And even when they knew it’s a matter of truth, before they wicked ruling is through,</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>(Chorus)<br><br>God save these streets,<br>A-dollar day for New Orleans,<br>God save these streets,<br>Quit bein’ cheap homie freedom ain’t free,<br><br>God save these streets,<br>One dollar per every human being,<br>Feel that Katrina Clap!<br>See that Katrina Clap!<br>God save these streets,<br>Quit bein’ cheap brutha freedom ain’t free!<br>Feel that Katrina Clap!(Ha)<br>Ghetto Katrina Clap!(Ha)<br><br>Soul Survivor,<br>Lord God God save our souls,<br>A-God save God save our souls,<br><br>Feel that Katrina Clap!<br>Let’s make them dollars stack!<br>And rebuild these streets,<br>God save these streets,<br>God save these streets,<br>God save the soul,<br>Feel that Katrina Clap!<br>See that Katrina Clap!<br><br>Soul Survivor,<br><br>Don’t talk about it, Be about it, Peace.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <p></p><i></i>
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