Florida Sheriff Doesn't Want Ludacris to Perform Because He Says the "N-Word" Too Much
Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott is walking that fine Donald Trumpian line of being kinda racist without coming out and saying totally racist things.
photo by Eva Rinaldi
Basically, Scott doesn't think it would be a swell idea to have hip-hop artist Ludacris perform at Florida Gulf Coast University's Eaglepalooza this year.
Because Ludacris uses the "N-word" too much in his music, and because he should really be more like Carrie Underwood, who, in case you haven't noticed, isn't a hip-hop artist and doesn't use the "N-word" in her songs.
FGCU's president is black, by the way. But that didn't stop Sheriff Scott, who is white, from sending him an angry email about Ludacris and his menacing "N-word" spewing ways.
Scott can't seem to grasp why FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw would allow this to happen, especially on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, which is neither here nor there.
But hey, MLK is as good a tool as any for a white dude who has no clue of the cultural or artistic significance of hip-hop, or the language it uses, to prove that hip-hop is going to ruin America, not like that Carrie Underwood, who is a harmless buttercup.
"I agree that the N-word is perhaps, if not absolutely, the most corrosive, divisive, hurtful, painful word that anybody can use in our vocabulary. So I remain confused why an institution of higher learning would invite a group ... that every other word out of their mouth is the N-word, the M-Fer, this ho and that ho, this bitch and that bitch, violence and references to illegal drugs."