Louis Farrakhan Says “Rappers Are The New Leaders” In The Breakfast Club Interview

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This morning, DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God sat down with the honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to wax poetics about peace, justice, tyranny, and the issues facing people of color.

Farrakhan talked about everything from President Obama’s comments on the protests and riots in Baltimore, to his expectations of artists he knows personally, like Snoop Dogg and Kanye West.

I was with Brother Snoop Dogg, and I was telling my brother how you rappers are the new leaders,” he said.

You’re the real leaders of the people. The rapper doesn’t think he’s a leader, but he’s got followers all over the world.

The biggest preachers don’t have as many followers as one rapper.

How can we get you to rap where intelligence is coming through the lyrics with a beat that begins to open the minds of people.

Our people want better and they’ll do better if they are shown better.”

As For Obama

We helped our brother get in office, and we were so excited and proud to have our first Black president.

But then when our brothers in Baltimore that’s a city where Black folks have been catching hell for a long time when they rise up, our president refers to them as thugs and criminals.

I want to say to Brother Barack: When the highest office in the land can look at our children and call them thugs and criminals, unwittingly he’s sentencing them to death by the forces that deal with thugs and criminals“.

They are not thugs. They are not criminals.

Watch the full interview down below:

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