McDonald's Drops Rapper From Tour

McDonald's Drops Rapper From Tour

There are 16 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 31, 2007, titled McDonald's Drops Rapper From Tour. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Rapper Twista, who was tapped by McDonald's to perform during its nationwide concert series, has been dropped from the lineup because of his "controversial lyrics," the fast food giant said Monday.

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craziness

Palatine, IL

#1 Jul 31, 2007
Whatever McDonald's motive is, I'm glad someone is finally recognizing that it is NOT ok to demoralize even your own people for the sake of a career and record sales. It's time for rappers to stop making money off the backs of their own people by calling them derogatory names and then having the audacity to say "It's Just Entertainment” or I can do it because these are my people.".
Big Scott

United States

#2 Jul 31, 2007
Hmmm...Go figure. McDonald's has been pandering to the worst of the gang/rap community for years. Why stop now? I'd like to see signs at 'mickey Dees' saying something like, "Hey, buy a f-ing burger niggah!"

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Since: Apr 07

The Motherland

#3 Aug 3, 2007
craziness wrote:
Whatever McDonald's motive is, I'm glad someone is finally recognizing that it is NOT ok to demoralize even your own people for the sake of a career and record sales. It's time for rappers to stop making money off the backs of their own people by calling them derogatory names and then having the audacity to say "It's Just Entertainment” or I can do it because these are my people.".
Not all rappers use derogatory names as you presumed so your just generalizing and stereotyping a genre that is filled with alot of postive lyrics than you know- but its corporations like Mcdonalds that support and hire rappers that can sell regardless of talent or moral responsibility...
rabbit one

Clarksville, MD

#4 Aug 3, 2007
Maybe McDonald's should clean up its offensive food first. That grease will kill kids faster than any controversial lyrics. At the end of the day, rap is art and art should be allowed to be as offensive as it needs to be. Each expression is different; the real problem is when we got to tailor art to advertising needs.

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Since: Apr 07

The Motherland

#5 Aug 3, 2007
rabbit one wrote:
Maybe McDonald's should clean up its offensive food first. That grease will kill kids faster than any controversial lyrics. At the end of the day, rap is art and art should be allowed to be as offensive as it needs to be. Each expression is different; the real problem is when we got to tailor art to advertising needs.
well said! and my gut proves it..
Bruce

Zephyrhills, FL

#6 Aug 15, 2007
McDonalds should not support Rap Music. They should stop hiring illegal immigrants also.

Cheap labor is the McDonalds way of doing business. But paying a rapper that uses derogatory terms in their lyrics should be banned totally.

McDonalds also caters to the Black Community. Believing they can get more cheap labor from minorities.

Bad McDonalds... Bad Food... Bad Management.
rabbit one

Clarksville, MD

#7 Aug 15, 2007
not to mention - mcdonald's prides itself on serving degenerate food to poor people - so that they get all sick and pukey! I want to see the founder of mcdonald's or the heirs of mcdonald's swallow that crap until their arteries burst - no they are probably enjoying fine wine and caviar! capitalism = aristocracy not democracy

ps communism sucks too - we need a government of morality or no government at all
Terror

Paducah, KY

#8 Sep 7, 2007
That's f****** bulshit that McDonalds did that. I don't even know why Twista would even be with McDonald's. He's too good for a courrupted food market chain. He tells it like it is and they lie. F### McDonalds.
Mark

Hamilton, Canada

#9 Sep 7, 2007
Rap an Art? Come on, it's the current generation's Disco. Disco came and went, so will Rap.

Since: Sep 07

UK

#10 Sep 8, 2007
Mark wrote:
Rap an Art? Come on, it's the current generation's Disco. Disco came and went, so will Rap.
No.
Mainstream rap is this current generations disco.
Listen to real hip hop, it's an art form.

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Since: Apr 07

The Motherland

#11 Sep 12, 2007
Mark wrote:
Rap an Art? Come on, it's the current generation's Disco. Disco came and went, so will Rap.
disco didnt even last a decade, hip hop has been going on for almost 30 years and despite the grabage you hear on the radio its getting better

AOTP SEPT 25th
Ed on eastside

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Sep 12, 2007
As a black man let me say this is the first time I've ever seen a white person use niggah in a good way lol. Well said. Huh I assume you are white.
Big Scott wrote:
Hmmm...Go figure. McDonald's has been pandering to the worst of the gang/rap community for years. Why stop now? I'd like to see signs at 'mickey Dees' saying something like, "Hey, buy a f-ing burger niggah!"
Bruce

Zephyrhills, FL

#13 Oct 8, 2007
Rap is not my cup of tea. Never was and never will be.
McDonalds (A Corporation) must be careful who they promote. And though many people believe they don't have quality food, think again. It's the Number 1 fast food chain in the World. So I guess most of the customers are idiots.
Maybe they should have Al Sharpton become Ronald McDonald. But then that would be a put down on the "Mascot" of McDonalds. HA HA!

Since: Oct 07

AOL

#14 Oct 8, 2007
Bruce wrote:
Rap is not my cup of tea. Never was and never will be.
McDonalds (A Corporation) must be careful who they promote. And though many people believe they don't have quality food, think again. It's the Number 1 fast food chain in the World. So I guess most of the customers are idiots.
Maybe they should have Al Sharpton become Ronald McDonald. But then that would be a put down on the "Mascot" of McDonalds. HA HA!
We frown on racists here at the "topix".
Bruce

Zephyrhills, FL

#15 Oct 12, 2007
JazzyJeffForever wrote:
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We frown on racists here at the "topix".
And I frown on anyone who believes in Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and N.A.B.J.

Rappers are not musicians if they degrade women with filthy words.
MMM

Chicago, IL

#16 Oct 14, 2007
These nig nogs have too much rights and power. They are bringing down this country. 50 years from now this country will be borderline third world thanks to these animals.

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