Pundit Bill OReilly has responded to Nas protest at Fox headquarters yesterday, calling the demonstration nothing more than a publicity stunt.
On his show, OReilly again took aim at the Queensbridge poets lyrics.
As you may have heard, that guy [Nas] is accusing Fox News of being a racist organization. This from a person that makes a living peddling the n word and violent lyrics to his target audience of children and young adults, OReilly stated last night on his show the OReilly Factor. He is a real champ.
OReilly further dismissed the media attention the protest received, which was fueled by over 600,000 petition signatures condemning the networks alleged demeaning actions, such as OReilly threatening a lynching party on Michelle Obama and the network referring to her as Obamas baby mama.
The good news is that very few media have given him attention and those who did dont deserve your attention, they are corrupt, OReilly claimed.
Despite Nas untitled albums standing as the number one release in the country, OReilly was adamant that the critically acclaimed LP is a disappointment that fueled Nas protest.
Nas had an obvious agenda. His new album is a bomb, a disaster, a catastrophe, and he desperately wants attention OReilly explained. Two years ago his last album sold 355,000 copies his first week and this time only 187,000 copies. Not good. I hope Im not a racist for pointing that out.
The feud between OReilly and Nas began last year when the controversial commentator denounced Nas as a violent rapper, after the he was scheduled to perform a benefit concert for Virginia Tech victims.
Nas responded in various print media before an official response on his new album titled Sly Fox.
Yesterday, Nas delivered over 600,000 petition signatures to Foxs Manhattan headquarters and delivered a short speech criticizing the network as a propaganda machine and racist in its coverage of African-Americans.
Later, the rapper was interviewed by political satirist Stephen Colbert on his show the Colbert Report and performed Sly Fox.
There, he once again revealed he would be willing to debate O Reilly on their differences.
Nas untitled album was released on July 15 and is currently ranked #1 on Billboards top 200 album chart.