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Dusty McFly Talks Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick And The New White Mayor


(AllHipHop News) The city of Detroit has elected its first white mayor in the last 40 years. Mayor Mike Duggan now takes the helm of the city that has seen better financial days.

“[Mike Duggan] is going to be the next white mayor,” Dusty McFly, a Detroit rapper told AllHipHop.com. “We haven’t had one in a long time.”

The voter turnout was particularly low, around 20-percent. Admittedly, McFly didn’t make it out there.

“Yeah, I vote. I haven’t voted. I was supposed to vote today, but I’m not in Detroit,” he said. Dusty McFly was in New York at Benihana Restaurant celebrating his 25th birthday and his latest mixtape, Buffies & Benihanas 2.

He hosted dinner with a bevy of industry and media types, playing the album while people chatted.

Amid the festivities, the Detroit native offered his perspective on former – now disgraced – mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

“In my eyes [Kwame Kilpatrick] was a good mayor. He was young. They tried to make an example out of him, for sure,” Dusty said. “You know, but living in Detroit, it’s like that; you have to deal with those types of things. Kwame, kinda of got caught up in the Detroit lifestyle and mentality.”

Dusty continued, “Throughout his whole little [time in office] a stripper had got killed. He was cheating on his wife with Christine Beatty [a childhood friend, and long-time top aide, who served as the Chief of Staff from 2002 to 2008]. It affected me, because I was there when they say he stole so much money. Obviously, that could have affected me—but not really because it’s not my money. I feel like they did him wrong though. They made an example out of Kwame, but overall he was a pretty decent mayor. He brought things to the city that no other mayor did. He brought the Super Bowl [XL] to our city.”

Kilpatrick is now serving 28 years in prison for crimes associated with racketeering conspiracy, fraud, extortion and tax infractions.

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  • Jayson C Williams

    He abused his power where he could of helped. He helped cripple a great city despite detroits financially crisis of epic proportions. He didn’t help, instead he kicked all those native detroitians while they city and they were down! Yes the punishment was excessive but so were his actions and greed! 1

    • 313Hiphophead

      True

    • Casor_G

      Yeah he seemed like a crooked mofo. You don’t want your leader being “cool” with the neighborhood gangstas.

    • BibatheDiva

      I am from Detroit and Kwame was a good mayor… There is a lot of propaganda against him, but he was for the neighborhoods.

  • Brooklyn Stoop

    kaseem reid will be next

  • Bodie

    Fukkkkk all politicians

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  • $$$ ain’t nothin

    leave it to some ignant ass rapper to speak on things he knows nothing about…should of asked his ass what was the last book he read.

    • Larry

      Actually his comments were dead on, he most definitely was caught up in that Detroit street lifestyle, he couldn’t separate that street thang from being Mayor. I really think your comment is coming from another place.

      • 3dollas_anint nothin

        Yup, he’s on point cause they def was heavy-handed and wanted to make an example of K…I don’t liv their but the feds gave a Republican congressman 3 years for extortion, bribery, $ laundering and insurance fraud.

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