Looks like Alicia Keys has issued a "clarification" for the comments that she made on page 53 of the May/June issue of Blender Magazine blaming the Feds for "gangsta rap."
Guess the "powers that be" had a long talk with her.
If you read the actual article, she was pretty clear about the COINTELPRO references, in regards to "gangsta rap." So if she didn't say what they say she said then she has a case for a pretty good lawsuit.
While the Blender article quotes were political the "clarification" was depoliticized, taking the focus away from "the system" and putting the blame on "all of us, even our leaders."
I guess Sister Alicia didn't want to become another Sister Souljah...
Oh, well as Paul Laurence Dunbar once wrote:
"We wear the mask that grins and lies..."