Fox News reporter Laura Ingraham is in a whole lot of trouble. The controversial television personality had us all reeling when she decided to make fun of Nipsey Hussle just days after his death. That earned her a spot on Joyner Lucas' song "Devil's Work" where he suggested we conduct a trade: Laura Ingraham for one of the rappers we've lost in the last few years. After the first controversy, we weren't expecting to hear much out of Ingraham but she ended up acting a fool again, supporting a white supremacist and neo-Nazi on her show and causing many to question her motive online.
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As reported by Variety, Laura Ingraham is in the middle of another controversy. This time, she was speaking about "prominent voices censored on social media" when she showed a graphic of Alex Jones, James Woods, Candace Owens, and Paul Nehlen. The addition of Nehlen in the graphic rubbed people the wrong way -- especially because his views have been described as white supremacist and antisemitic. People assumed that since Ingraham chose to include him, she must support his stance. Fox News issued a statement on the controversy and is sticking by the reporter.
"It is obscene to suggest that Laura Ingraham was defending Paul Nehlen’s despicable actions especially when some of the names on the graphic were pulled from an Associated Press report on best known political extremists banned from Facebook," wrote Fox News in a statement. "Anyone who watches Laura’s show knows that she is a fierce protector of freedom of speech and the intent of the segment was to highlight the growing trend of unilateral censorship in America."
Do you think she meant any harm with her inclusion of Nehlen in the graphic?
Tomi Lahren Calls Joyner Lucas’ "Devil’s Work" Video "Truly Disgusting"
Joyner Lucas gets a response from Tomi Lahren.
No surprises here, one of the figures targetted in Joyner Lucas‘ “Devil’s Work” music video has issued a response to the rapper’s controversial clip, yet another one to add to the wall for the Connecticut-bred emcee.
In “Devil’s Work,” Joyner Lucas pleads with God, bargaining to bring back fallen musicians such as Tupac, Michael Jackson, and Nipsey Hussle in place to those deemed to be less desirable by his standards such as Donald Trump, Suge Knight, and Tomi Lahren.
At on point, Lucas makes a direct reference to Lahren and conservative pundit Laura Ingraham. A shot shows both women’s portraits adorned by funeral flowers as Lucas raps: “”I pray you give us back the real ones and try again/Or maybe take them niggas that deserve to die instead/Tomi Lahren run her mouth and then she get defensive/Laura Ingraham laughin’ at death and disrespectin’/I really feel like you should teach them stupid hoes a lesson/Either that or give us back somebody who deserve the blessings.”
Lahren has since responded to the name drop, penning a brief tweet, “Truly disgusting. You don’t have to like me or respect me but this is too far. This isn’t ‘art’ it’s sick.”
Naturally, Joyner took the jab as a prime marketing opportunity, reposting a screenshot of the message to Instagram, captioning it with a shrugging emoji, directing his followers to click the “link in the bio.”
DJ Quik Doesn’t Want Laura Ingraham Until She "Eats Crow" For Nipsey Remarks
DJ Quik makes a very salient point about the media’s short attention span.
As you’ll recall, Laura Ingraham mocked Nipsey Hussle in the moments after his death, after incorrectly sourcing YG‘s part on “FDT” in a defense tirade of Donald Trump’s “spotless record in office.” This is the same Fox News pundit who insisted that LeBron James “shut up and dribble” because she didn’t agree with the way he’d gone about politicizing his free speech.
As a result of the remarks she made against Nipsey Hussle, a whole slew of public figures once again called for her head. Justin Bieber called for her termination, as did The Game by speaking on behalf of the greater “we” representing his LA constituents/hip-hoppers. Tory Lanez‘ response on the matter elicited pejorative language. To put it bluntly, no one on this side of the ledger stands for any of Ingraham’s unlearned talking points.
Although DJ Quik is one hundred percent in agreement with the other outspoken members of the hip-hop community, he thinks Laure Ingraham should hold onto her job for one particular reason. In speaking with TMZ in his backyard of Los Angeles, DJ Quik told the field reporter that Ingraham ought to “eat crow” for a couple of weeks instead of losing her job with immediate effect. The reason being: the mass media has the memory of a fish, so it might be best to let her stew in the consequences a little longer until they become etched into our collective consciousness. Makes sense don’t it?
Quik alluded to another major networking whose actions were quickly swept under the rug after being fired over controversial blackface remarks. “Don’t fire her like they did ole girl from NBC,” Quik said in reference to Megyn Kelly, who famously came away with a $30 million settlement package after Fox News forced her exit without taking the proper legal steps.
Justin Bieber Blasts Laura Ingraham Over Nipsey Hussle Comments
"You should be fired period."
Justin Bieber is the latest artist to put FOX News and Laura Ingraham on blast for her comments on the late Nipsey Hussle. Ingraham mocked the rapper shortly after he was laid to rest last week. While she doesn't appear to feel any remorse for speaking ill on the dead, Bieber's joined a list of celebrities who want her off of FOX.
"Laura Ingraham absolutely disgusting what you did on national television," he said. "How dare you laugh in the face of a person who has passed on. Doesn’t matter who it is. But disrespecting someone’s who was a pillar in the community and did right by people? Did you not think about the family who just lost a love one and now have to see you mock him on national television It’s absurd and you should be fired period."
Ingraham sarcastically referred to Nipsey as "this dear artist" before playing a portion of "FDT" -- the part of the song that didn't feature Nipsey.
"OK, that's a very creative refrain," she said. "The chorus that goes on and on, is that related to lowest unemployment ever, basically, for African-Americans?"
Ingraham's track record indicates that she has issues with people of color, especially those who are empowering themselves and their communities. She's previously dismissed Lebron James and Kevin Durant for their political stance because they're athletes. Her extroverted claims are those of a person who remains in denial, yet hopes to convince themselves of the opposite.
Tory Lanez Rips Laura Ingraham After Nipsey Hussle Rant: "F*** You Laura"
The hip-hop community hates Laura Ingraham right now.
Laura Ingraham upset many in the hip-hop community on Saturday as she went into a rant on her Fox show about Nipsey Hussle and his death. Nipsey was laid to rest and Ingraham had some harsh words for the rapper in light of just how big his service was. Ingraham, who is obviously ignorant to hip-hop and the culture, thought that Nipsey was the one behind the song "F*** Donald Trump," when in reality, we all know it's YG. Ingraham's comments didn't go over very well as people like The Game and Michael Rapaport were quick to condemn her for her hateful rhetoric.
The Game even went as so far as to say "So lemme tell you what’s going to happen here, @foxnews fires this disrespectful c**t by tomorrow, Monday morning or you will lose millions of viewers one person at a time until it drastically effects your ratings, views etc."
Now, Tory Lanez is entering the fray with some words for Ingraham. On Instagram, Tory posted a picture of himself with a simple, yet effective caption: "F*** YOU LAURA FROM @foxnews LIKE SINCERELY FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART .. F*** YOU."
Conservative pundits are taking huge L's this week and Ingraham is no exception. It's only a matter of time before more artists follow suit and give Laura the business.
The Game Calls For Laura Ingraham’s Termination: "We Want Her Fired, Period!!!"
The Game calls on Fox News to take action against Laura Ingraham.
At this point, Fox News studios likely has a big red button with Game's face plastered upon it, enclosed in emergency glass beside a miniature chisel. Following the heated roasts of Tomi Lahren, The Game has made his position toward the Right-Wing news channel abundantly clear. Which is to say, there's no love lost in that department. Now, following some shockingly disrespectful commentary from Laura "Shut Up And Dribble" Ingraham and her guest Raymond Arroyo, it would appear he's been pushed to the edge. It all started during a segment on The Ingraham Angle, when Ingraham and Arroyo began laughing at Nipsey Hussle, ridiculing his "FDT" track and belittling the impact of his death.
The segment caught Game's attention, and the Born To Rap artist penned a lengthy message directed at Fox News, Ingraham, and any of her supporters. While he's often hot-headed with a penchant for low-blows, his approach on this go-around is actually rather measured, give or take a few "disrespectful c**t" references. "So lemme tell you what’s going to happen here," begins Game. "@foxnews fires this disrespectful c**t by tomorrow, Monday morning or you will lose millions of viewers one person at a time until it drastically effects your ratings, views etc."
He continues outlining his call to action, explaining that "we are NO LONGER laying quiet while you continuously disrespect our brother, culture African Americans as a whole. I will use my platform & call on my peers to do the same. Nips passing nor his legacy is to be taken lightly as there will be consequences for any disrespect now or in the future as long as I have a voice !!!" He even introduces a tangible goal, the sacking of Laura Ingraham, imploring his fans to voice their demands across various platforms. "We will not be accepting any apology from her," he warns. "We want her fired, PERIOD !!!!!"
Your move, Fox News.
Michael Rapaport Blasts Laura Ingraham Over Nipsey Hussle Disrespect
Michael Rapaport once again steps up to bat for hip-hop.
The cycle continues. Despite boasting a sense of ignorance nearly impressive in its sheer magnitude, the reporters over at Fox News continue to offer up takes on hip-hop culture. Yesterday, Laura Ingraham inserted herself into the discourse yet again, taking a moment to have a laugh at Nipsey Hussle in the wake of his murder. While that in itself is utter disrespect, insult was added to injury when YG was mistakenly (or perhaps deliberately) played in the clip. Given that Fox News anti-hip-hop diatribes seldom go unanswered, it didn't take long for Mike Rapaport to step up Instagram.
"Laura Ingraham, you horse-faced fu*k you," begins Rap, in a proper roast. "You big-toothed biatch. You found something funny about the passing of Nipsey Hussle? You found something funny about his memorial? You think it's funny? You think it's funny when you wake up in the morning, and a plume of smoke comes out of your vagina? Do you find humor in that? I think it's funny that you have oversized cow-tooth veneers. I think it's funny that you laugh at your own bullshit. You're so pumped up on botox your fu*king face doesn't move. Call you fu*king plastic surgeon, and get a refund. Your grill is all fu*ked up! Why doesn't your face move when you laugh at your own bullshit Laura Ingraham, you horse-toothed fuck, you?"
Perhaps Laura Ingraham ought to follow her own advice, which is to say, "shut up and dribble." As she once blasted LeBron James for wading into political discourse, it feels hypocritical for her to offer commentary upon a culture she barely - and that's being generous- understands. Rest in peace Nipsey Hussle.
Gregg Popovich Defends Lebron James Against Laura Ingraham Comments
While they've faced f on opposing squads more times than we can count, it's really a no-brainer as to why two the National Basketball League's fiercest competitors have found both friendship and reverence in each other. Lebron James has ten been vocal about his appreciation for San Antonio Spurs' head coach Gregg Popovich, describing him as one the greatest and now Pop recently had the chance to sing Bron's praises when he was recently asked about his opinion on the whole situation with Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
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“It was an unbelievable show arrogance for a talking head to try to tell someone else if they can speak, what they can speak about...it’s just ludicrous,” Popovich said in an interview ahead the Spurs' face f against James' Cavaliers. “He’s been a brilliant example for millions kids. Especially kids with lesser opportunities. They see in this guy someone who has consistently exhibited excellence in the workplace and gives them a voice.”
For those unfamiliar with the context, it was last week that Laura Ingraham addressed Lebron James and Kevin Durant on her show after the two athletes criticized Donald Trump (a common practice for them and other NBA players), telling them to "shut up and dribble."
Lebron would soon respond to Ingraham's comments during All-Star weekend saying that he would do no such thing. "Thank you, whatever her name is ...] I get to sit up here and talk about what's really important and how I can help change kids ...] We will definitely not shut up and dribble." James echoed his sentiments by taking to Twitter and declaring that he was "more than an athlete,"even lacing up a pair kicks with the phrase on them during the All-Star game.
The King Has Spoken: LeBron James Will Never Stay Silent On Social Issues Because Of This One Reason
LeBron Addresses “Shut Up And Dribble” Comments Directly
LeBron James addressed Fox News’ Laura Ingraham’s comments directley and wants it to be known that he’ll never stay silent on social issues and will do everything in his power to use his platform for good. James said not speaking up would be the equivalent letting a nation youth who look up to him down.
“We will definitely not shut up and dribble. I will definitely not do that. I mean too much to society, I mean too much to the youth, I mean too much to so many kids that feel like they don’t have a way out, and they need someone to help lead them out the situation they’re in,” James states.
He also touched on issues such as the Parkland, FL mass-shooting and the release Black Panther, among other things at All Star Weekend Media Day.
News Anchor Tells LeBron To “Shut Up And Dribble” After Trump Criticism
LeBron James and Kevin Durant recently sat down for a discussion with ESPN's Cari Champion as part a new segment for Uninterrupted, in which they spoke about this weekend's NBA All-Star Game in L.A. as well as the political climate in the country from their perspectives
Both LeBron and KD were critical President Trump. LeBron described him as "someone who doesn't understand the people. And really doesn't give a fuck about the people." KD added, "it's all about leadership. I learned that playing basketball. I learned a lot life skills from playing basketball. You need to empower people, you need to encourage people. That's what builds a great team. And I feel like our team, as a country, is not run by a great coach."
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As a result those comments, Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham has requested that the two NBA champions just "shut up and dribble." In addition to telling LeBron and Durant to "stick to sports" she also kicked f her rant by saying, "Must they run their mouths like that?"
“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously. Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids: This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. And it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball. Oh, and LeBron and Kevin? You’re great players but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself, or as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”
Dwyane Wade responded to the video her comments, "They use to try and hide it.. now the president has given everyone the courage to live their truths."
Check out the full clip below, as well as LeBron and KD's discussion with Cari Champion.