Bill O'Reilly Demands Jay-Z, Kanye West To ‘Knock It Off’ (Video)

Bill O'Reilly Demands Jay-Z, Kanye West To 'Knock It Off' (Video)

The Fox News host grills the White House over ‘gangsta rappers’

Bill O'Reilly‘s latest targets? Jay-Z and Kanye West.

The Fox News host took White House advisor Valerie Jarrett to task on Thursday, asking how The President plans to address the perceived negative influence “gangsta rappers” have on African-American youth.

“You have to attack the fundamental disease if you want to cure it,” O'Reilly exclaimed. “Now, I submit to you that you are going to have to get people like Jay-Z… Kanye West… all of these ‘gangsta rappers’ to knock it off. That's number one! To knock it off!”

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What sparked O'Reilly's latest rant? He recently attended the launch of President Obama's “My Brother's Keeper” initiative, which aims to expand opportunities for young men of color — an initiative that O'Reilly believes isn't doing enough.

“You've got to get where they live!” he continued. “They idolize these guys with the hats on backwards and the terrible rock — rap lyrics and the drug and all of that, you've got to get these guys. And I think President Obama can do it.”

Watch the rest of O'Reilly's interview below:

  • Rosebud

    This man is so out of touch with reality. The angst & attitude & anger in rap comes straight out of the hopelessness these artists grew up with. It isn't the cause, it's the end product. How in the world does he think young men & women are supposed to think & act when they are born & raised in a culture of defeat? We have two choices as a nation: go in to the neighborhoods & reach out as Obama suggests; or do as we did with the American Indians and take the children away from their families for ‘reprogramming'. That's totally not gonna happen so all that's left is to get in the community & turn the tide because all that we've accomplished with the War on Poverty is to extend the endless cycles of dependence on government aid.

    • Rosebud

      I'm white and old and money's tight; but I hate it when rich old white bigots try to brainwash the masses in to thinking that if we can just shut off the offensive music (as they have for decades) then somehow “the kids will stop thinking”. Duh.

  • Jason

    Neither Jay nor Kanye are Gangsta's and neither of them wear their hats backwards..Bill is attacking them cause those are the only two rappers he can name.. so Bill needs to knock it off

    • Guest Attorney

      O Reilly is a racist dicksucker.

  • housewlk

    You tell Mit Rommey and his wife to come to your net work and tell young teenagers that?Stupid Bill why not white rappers,leave the Jay Z and Kanye West alone you racist Idiot.

  • Cassidy Robinson

    “With the hats on backwards” …. is he just feeding Jon Stewart sound bites now?

    • firstlast

      I've seem lotsa white boyz with their cover on backwards….LOL…Oh, or maybe they were black passing for white….LOL

  • WFgone

    Bill is by no means, one who can ever say what is the solution needed to have any input about or for Black male youth. He's not qualified to ever speak on what should take place with Black males, how many young Black boys has he raised? How many has he mentored. What qualifies him? He's just a bigot on TV, all he's ever done is spread lies and innuendo.

  • JP

    You aint got the answers Bill! (Kanye voice)

  • waynelaboy

    isn't it nice how all of a sudden a chief devil shows his care for black people again? when we finally prove our worth on global society i wonder f he'll be trying to burn down black towns…

  • antdoma

    As a black man I never thought I would ever agree with Bill O'Reilly, but he is right. He is taking interest in Black youth, and asking Black leaders and celebrities to help change the lives of misguided youth. People do change.

    • Guest Attorney

      As a black man you are either a white man who knows how to type the words “black man” in a sentence or you are a coon. Bill O Reilly is wrong.

  • Guest

    it's funny how he attacks the two most successful rappers in the industry who some kids look at as role models for how they had life rough and not in their favor but still managed to rise on their feet and make a living, and make something of them selves… I just hope that Bill O'Reilly knows that he just made a lot of enemies. It's like he has something against seeing the minority on top.

  • Guest

    it's funny how he attacks the two most successful rappers in the industry who some kids look at as role models for how they had life rough and not in their favor but still managed to rise on their feet and make a living, and make something of them selves… I just hope that Bill O'Reilly knows that he just made a lot of enemies. It's like he has something against seeing the minority on top.

  • Phil

    I think that his intentions are in the right place but completely misguided. “gangsta rap” is dead and has been for a while now as any hip-hop fan would tell you. As Jason stated they're probably the only two he can name because they are that big that they've transcended rap and into pop music.

    Either way, Gangsta rap is not a disease, it is merely a sign and symptom of the culture of poor, underclass America. The black youth are not going around shooting each other and selling drugs because Jay-Z rapped about it in a song. They listen to it because they can relate to the music. “Gangsta rap” is in no way any different than a mob movie by Scorsese or a violent film by Tarantino yet O'Reilly is not telling them to “knock it off”.

    We should be taking what these artists rap about as shocking and direct resources to improving poor and middle America, not the product which we have created.

  • MSCOCOBROWN

    Why haven't I seen Bill or any of the fox cast in any black neighbors talking to the young black men and women about how they can change there lives and become success? Did I miss that special on FOX news….