Talib Kweli Clashes With CNN's Don Lemon Live On Air (VIDEO)
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(AllHipHop News) New York emcee Talib Kweli was being interviewed by CNN's Don Lemon, but the exchange quickly turned sour. As Kweli attempted to criticize CNN's coverage of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, Lemon tried to cut him off by asking another question.
From there Kweli asked Lemon to allow him to finish his thought. The two then went back-and-forth with the Black Star rapper calling Lemon out for what he saw as being rude before the interview even began.
"I would listen to you if you had the decency to greet me," said Kweli. "You didn't even invite me. Nicole invited me. You didn't even say nothing to me. You were on your phone the whole time. You asked how to pronounce my name. You don't have respect for who I am."
According to Kweli, an article on CNN.com inaccurately described one particular incident in Ferguson. Apparently, the site claimed bottles being thrown caused police action and men were being chased by the cops. Talib says he was at that scene, and he claims the police escalation led to the bottle throwing and the officers were actually chasing men, women, and children.
The two did end the segment on what seemed like good terms.
Watch the interview below.