Fox News correspondent Bill O’Reilly has long made Hip Hop music a target of his often biting critique and grueling analysis. Having locked horns on his “The O’Reilly Factor” program with Cam’Ron, Lupe Fiasco and Ludacris, Bill O’Reilly has now made R&B singer Chris Brown and rap mogul 50 Cent targets of his intense scrutiny.
Last week on “The O’Reilly Factor, the host invited fellow FOX correspondent Laura Ingraham onto his show to address her claim that Chris Brown has been “let off the hook” for his 2009 altercation with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. What caused Ingraham’s critique was NBC’s accepting the singer for a performance, assessing in her view that Brown isn’t deserving of praise. The news of Ingraham’s decrying Brown spread via the web, even causing 50 Cent to stand up to defend Chris Brown which O’Reilly and Ingraham also attacked.
Bill O’Reilly read off some fiery tweets from Brown’s Twitter account and the 50 Cent tweet in where the rapper said, “I just saw a clip on FOX news Hating on NBC for having chris brown on unbelievable. I’m never watching that again. He paid for his mistake a–holes.” In typical O’Reilly fashion, the Fox News host said of that Brown “does not live on this planet” – in a direct response to Brown’s twitter feed in where he lambasted Fox for bringing up his past issues.
Bill O’Reilly, a master of debate, invited both Breezy and Fif to his program to which 50 Cent humorously declined via his Twitter account and offering some biting criticism of his own of the Fox News hosts. “Anyway thanks for the invite to your show old billy bobb when we become powerful enough to change the world in conversation Ill stop by lol,” tweeted Fif. 50 Cent then continued to rail on Ingraham and O’Reilly in a series of his typically colorful tweets.
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