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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