Public Enemy Pissed Off “Fight the Power” Was Played During the Oscars

Sunday night, Chris Rock hosted the Oscars and used his position as a platform to share and remind folks about the undeniable lack of diversity in Hollywood. At the end of the evening the Academy rounded out Rock’s statements by playing Public Enemy’s, “Fight The Power.” While their decision to use the anthem didn’t seem to make waves at the time, the group is now speaking out and is not too happy. TMZ spoke with Public Enemy’s Professor Griff who slammed the Academy saying, “The show can’t claim the blackness of Public Enemy’s message.” While Chuck D voiced his opinion via Twitter after the show saying, “The point of the song is a call to making change eventually not just applauding the thought.” Hit the jump for more.

(Photos) Police In #Ferguson Detain 2 Reporters To Stop Bad Press?!

This situation is definitely crazy, but the community has had enough, and with police detaining 2 major journalist, it’s clear the local police force is over it’s head! Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery, and HuffPosts Ryan J. Reilly were sitting in a McDonald’s while filing their reports, and out of no where Police stormed Micky D’s to grab up the Media workers, pulled them out to a van and put them in. Apparently they were released a few hours later after other reports in the are made calls to the Chief. What was the cops excuse you ask….

Spike Lee, Chuck D, And Flavor Flav Reminisce On Early Arguments Over ‘Fight The Power’!

In light of the 25th Anniversary of the classic film, ‘Do the Right Thing’, Chuck D, Flavor Flav have spoken out on the hit that would be heard for decades! Chuck D and Flavor Flav reminisced on the makings of their revolutionary hit ‘Fight The Power’ and remember how the song almost was not created.

(Video) The Tanning Of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop [Part 2 – Fight The Power]

VH1’s The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop part one aired earlier this week, and immediately following is part two of the four part series. Check out the full episode of the impact and evolution of hip hop, down bottom.

Copyright © 2010-2014 FUNKMASTER FLEX, LTD. All rights reserved.