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Bun B Explains Mentioning Nelson Mandela During Lil Boosie’s Press Conference


(AllHipHop News) Bun B had some listeners confused, others angered after his statements during Lil Boosie’s post-prison press conference earlier this week. The southern rap legend mentioned the late Nelson Mandela during his remarks about Boosie’s recent release from prison.

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“You’d be surprised to see how many people don’t want to see a young, black man come from prison and succeed,” stated Bun at the press conference. “When you keep it one hundred with the people, the people will wait as long as possible to stand up for you. They waited years for Mandela. They waited years for Pimp C. They waited for Pac, and they waited for Boosie.”

The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne Tha God was prepared to give Bun the “Donkey of the Day” for his statement, but the emcee called into the radio station to discuss the controversy.

“People think that I’m comparing Boosie to Mandela which is ridiculous. There’s no comparison if we’re looking at it in that sense,” explains Bun. “What I’m doing is basically laying out how Mandela was not popular in his country at his time that he went to jail. His people stood up for him and waited for him to come to celebrate his release. That’s all I was saying.”

“I’m not saying that Boosie finna win a Nobel Prize or anything,” adds Bun. “[Boosie] is a ghetto revolutionary. I have reason to believe that if Boosie comes home and says the right things right now there’s a lot of hoods in America that may calm down a little bit.”

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Listen to Bun B’s interview with The Breakfast Club below.

  • ThaLowLow

    Nah. He still wins Donkey Of The Day. What a fuckin clown.

  • $18916246

    Nothing needs to be explained. Nelson Mandela and Boosie were both incarcerated and are both black men. Bun’s reference was to this alone and should be inspiring for Boosie. Ignorant public media always attempts to trivialize and spoil the obvious intent of ones comments. Wake up dummies.

    • Sa Go

      Everybody and their mom knew thats what he meant…but still..boosie and mandela should never have been in the same sentence because the aspects on WHY they went to jail are so very different…Bun B messed up, he should just take the L and keep it moving.

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        i dont really consider that taking an L since it isnt going to affect him negatively except people on websites talking about it.

      • Sa Go

        I’ve already seen a few articles about it where it has affected him negatively in the sense that some people look at him differently now. I never took Bun B as someone who would say something so dumb (in public), read the history on Mandela then read about Boosies history…a comparison is just insulting and makes Bun look uneducated…its either a big L or small L both ways he still gets an L in my books…

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  • Obi Won

    Man, people knew what Bun was talking about, stop reaching

  • Tre C

    still a bullshit comparison but at least he tried to explain it.

  • Freshly Snipes

    ppl are celebrating ‘Boosie Bad Ass’ being released from prison as if he is a.) A revolutionary, b.) going to come home and do positive things for blacks vs calling our females hoes, rhyme abt selling drugs & or killing ‘niggas’ ..lol We are lost. I never thought id see the day when we actually became the stereo typical ‘coon’

  • Arbitr^rY^KonST@nT

    the OG Bun needs to take a break and reflect on that fukkery…

  • “I have reason to believe that if Boosie comes home and says the right things right now there’s a lot of hoods in America that may calm down a little bit.”

    100% correct, but the problem is, Boosie came home spitting more of the exact same ‘chet.

    I respect Bun B, but I don’t think he’s the right person to guide Boosie toward that, based on the baggage of his image. Maybe in time though, KRS wasn’t on that ‘chet until he lost Scott La Rock, and I’m sure Pimp C’s untimely passing is a motivational force for Bun B in some way.
    (*Not the same thing, but …)

    Bun B might *HELP keep Boosie out of jail, but I doubt he can stop him from spitting that ignorant ‘chet!

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  • LoSki387

    I like Bun B a lot… but mentioning the two in the same sentence was definitely an error. These two went to prison for drastically different reasons, and their release from prison is celebrated for drastically different reasons.

  • i’mreloaded!

    Bun, if u honestly think Lil Boosie can help stop crime in the ghetto, then A-Rod can come to my son’s school and give an anti-drug speech. Times is bad when we look to a misguided individual to help influence the youth. I mean, it would be different if he came home a changed man, but I heard his freestyle on the radio and he just as ignorant as he was before he went in. Bun, you a legend but I’m givin you da Shaq face on dis

    • Arrie Mental Woodard

      yo on the real, you gotta reach the youth somehow…. you think kids in the Chi are going to listen to the new up and coming politician out there or even Pres Obama, hel no but if you get some of these rappers to start speaking out at least kids will show up to the event… they have to listen to somebody…. im not a boosie fan but i see what Bun was getting at.

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  • MrNoName2K

    Its obvious that people who actually took the time to listen to what Bun was saying knew what dude was trying to say but the thing is his wordplay and using referencess was all f*cked up and for that… still front-runner for the Donkey of the Day campaign no doubt..

  • Jayson C Williams

    Buns trill. Like really a real dude I know somewhat cause I got to meet him during the first Mardi gras held in New Orleans after Katrina in 2006. I wish us young to middle aged black men would just stand for something. And boosie has a large audience, he could make that happen! I get it bun!

  • Whodi

    BUN B my nigga but conparing boosie and Mandela is a disgrace, they shouldn’t be in the same sentence at all, even ppl that comparing him to PAC are crazy

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