Kendrick Lamar is on the defensive regarding his new music video and song called “Alright.”
Since debuting the song at the 2015 BET Awards, K-Dot has been receiving heavy criticism for the song’s theme with some calling it a anti-police anthem.
One of Kendrick Lamar’s biggest critics was Geraldo Rivera who said that hip hop music is doing more harm to society than racism.
Speaking with TMZ on Thursday, the “Alright” rapper blast Rivera and said the song is not about hatred.
“How can you take a song that’s about hope and turn it into hatred?” Lamar asked. “The overall message is ‘We gonna be alright.’ It’s not the message of I want to kill people.”
The Compton emcee, who performed with two burnt police cars at the BET Awards on Sunday said that he is merely expressing himself through his music.
“Hip-hop is not the problem. Our reality is the problem of the situation. This is our music,” K-Dot added. “This is us expressing ourselves. Rather [than] going out here and doing the murders myself, I want to express myself in a positive light the same way other artists are doing. Not going out in the streets, go in the booth and talking about the situation and hoping these kids can find some type of influence on it in a positive manner.”