Bill O’Reilly’s latest targets? Jay-Z and Kanye West.
The Fox News host took White House advisor Valerie Jarrett to task on Thursday, asking how The President plans to address the perceived negative influence “gangsta rappers” have on African-American youth.
“You have to attack the fundamental disease if you want to cure it,” O’Reilly exclaimed. “Now, I submit to you that you are going to have to get people like Jay-Z… Kanye West… all of these ‘gangsta rappers’ to knock it off. That’s number one! To knock it off!”
What sparked O’Reilly’s latest rant? He recently attended the launch of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, which aims to expand opportunities for young men of color — an initiative that O’Reilly believes isn’t doing enough.
“You’ve got to get where they live!” he continued. “They idolize these guys with the hats on backwards and the terrible rock — rap lyrics and the drug and all of that, you’ve got to get these guys. And I think President Obama can do it.”