Nas On The State Of The Nation: 'This Is About America Selling A False Dream'
Race is a hot-button topic in the streets right now. Queens' legendary rap mogul Nas took his thoughts on racial inequality and the current state of America to Instagram last night (June 23).
Surrounding the highly-publicized Charleston shooting, the "If I Ruled the World" rap star voiced his stance on many platforms to speak out on racial inequality's longstanding presence. In a passionate 300-word Instagram post, Nas let it be known that the racial tensions scouring the nation are bigger than black vs. white. He mentioned that America has come a long way since its shameful past, but the nation has taken their "eye off the ball and it feels as though things are moving backwards."
In the post, stamped under a mangled, bleeding American flag, he also made sure to mention that the heart of our nation's export comes from black culture.
"As a black man, I find it difficult to understand that our biggest export (our American culture) comes from us," Nas said. "The people in the streets... The way the world dresses, talks, what they listen to, what they watch... That all comes from us. How can we be the ones responsible for America's biggest export & fear for our lives like we shouldn't belong here."
Nas recently spoke with VIBE's Mikey Fresh about racism's rotting effects on the nation, turning up the volume to his voice in social injustices.
If you haven't peeped it already, check out the post.