White House Defends Inviting “Socially Conscience” Rapper Known for Cop-Killing Lyrics – Video 5/11/11

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The White House is standing by first lady Michelle Obama’s decision to invite the rapper Common to a “poetry event,” despite the rapper’s lyrics glorifying the killing of police officers. Jay Carney said President Obama is “opposed” to those particular lyrics but doesn’t believe they are the “sum total of this artist’s work,” who they say is “known as a socially conscience hip hop artist.”

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