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Steve Harvey Warns Snoop, T.I. and Others-“Respect the President”

Steve Harvey Warns Snoop, T.I. and Others-“Respect the President”

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by G. Brown

2017 has thus far proven to be even crazier than 2016.  The nonsense didn’t end with the presidential campaign, but seems to be building up more steam.

After Snoop’s controversial “Lavender” video where all the players are clowns including a Trump doppleganger who ends up on the business end of the rapper’s fake gun, Trump supporters came out of the woodwork screaming treason and that Snoop should be locked up.  Even the president himself tweeted that the video was the fading rapper’s attempt to stay relevant.

Now add comedian, talk show host Steve Harvey to the list.  Harvey basically implied that Snoop went too far and that the video could cause someone to actually kill Trump.  Harvey laid it out this way, “Where we have to be smart about this, young brothers and the people who are the truth tellers is the way that they will bend it and twist it. Here’s the problem, …if something happens do you get brought in as the copycat version, the reason that spurred action? ‘Cuz there’s some idiot that’s sitting at his house that’s willing to carry this out. … And you don’t want to be tied to that.”

Harvey added that as an artist, Snoop has creative freedom and the right to perform his art any way he chooses, but in the next breath, Harvey takes away that “freedom” saying “The problem with all this is that there is an office in this country called the ‘president,’ and you have to respect the office. You really do. Whether you want to or not. You have to respect the office. They got laws … I would hate for anything to come down…and everybody that’s coming to Snoop’s defense,  I understand…just be smart with what you say. See don’t compound the problem here

Harvey’s advice isn’t just for Snoop, he also mentioned Bow Wow and T.I. who have also been very vocal on social media about their disapproval of the current president.  Harvey cautions the younger brothers that retaliation could come in the form of pulling tax records and going after their money.  Really?…because we can’t even get the president to share his own tax records, but Harvey thinks those who speak out against him might be targeted for their taxes?

Harvey reminded listeners in the radio interview that when former First Lady Michelle Obama was compared to an ape in heels by a city administrator, she and the mayor both lost their jobs behind the vicious posts.

But Harvey’s memory is a little off.  True, both the Mayor of  the town of Clay, West Virginia and Pamela Taylor resigned .  But Taylor (who actually made the post) was reinstated to her position as director of a West Virginia nonprofit agency as soon as the heat was off and some of the media attention died down.

Harvey’s point is that Black people have to be careful or face consequences for their outspoken comments.  But does that mean they have to mind their manners and not speak freely? Is this advice for all Americans…or just Black Americans who need to silence themselves?

Is Harvey offering some wisdom here…or is he just following in the footsteps of Ben Carson, Omarosa and a cadre of Trump ‘yes’ men and women who simply agree with everything the president says whether it’s fact or fiction.

How is this president any different than former presidents who also caught a lot of criticism?  It’s doubtful that most in the Black community will listen to Harvey’s advice—no matter how sage or sincere he may be.  A lot of people wrote Harvey off along with Kanye, Jim Brown and all those HBCU presidents who met with Trump as people who want to stay connected with the seat of power even if it means selling out.

On the one hand, Harvey is right…respect should be part of how people view the office of president, but it’s also understandable how many are having a hard time doing that right now.  And its not just Americans who are losing respect for the Office of President, but gauging tweets and posts from officials and people in Mexico, Britain, Sweeden, China all seem to be falling in line right behind Snoop and losing some respect for what used to be considered the most respected office in the land. Are a few rappers to blame for how other countries are viewing the president….the fake news…or is Trump to blame for his own image problems and lack of respect?

What do you think….is Harvey offering a smart warning or is he just running scared?

 

Comment(19)

  1. Weather you like what Steve Harvey said or not, he is right on!! Remember Donald Trump, the lying clown that he is, does not pay what he should be paying in taxes but you better damn well believe, if you piss him off, he will have someone checking to see if you have paid yours due to the Black stars making the money that they do and for some reason there are Black stars that just don’t like to pay their taxes, I don’t give a damn about Donald Trump because I have paid my taxes and I am just every day people! After telling that big lie on President Obama, I have no use for him at all, I feel sorry for his 10 year old son, he is teaching him it is ok to tell lies on others if it makes you look good!

  2. Personal opinion: There is some truth in Steve Harvey’s request for the fact racist have been on Capitol Hill doing damage to Blacks since Eisenhauer to present. Stop and look at what Caucasians in the White House are capable of and the IRS. Look at the damage to Red Foxx and other Black vocal entertainers in addition to many political leaders.
    Bulls in china shops are captured or destroyed, those less noisy are the ones that really are stronger. One thing that Roosevelt said that needs to be heeded, “…Speak softly and carry a big stick” it does not mean become a doormat, but understand what you are fighting, use your intellect we were ENSLAVED never a SLAVE. Use your brilliance, use the same ‘playbook’ of one’s advisary not wanting to beat them over the head with it.
    Black do not run Congress….Most of those Tubman, King, Malcolm, Mandela, Kennedy, Parks, Woodson, Dubois, Oprah, Powell, Obama, and others used their innate legacy to become winners. Pick your battles folks Black were not taken from ‘debtors prisons, filth, grottos’ but from scholars, royalty, land owners, inventors, and innovators USE YOUR GIFTS, NOT FIST.

  3. Steve Harvey was also very vocal in his dislike for Trump….on numerous occasions he voiced his opinion. He needs to be careful himself..cause he is beginning to look like a fool. Kissing Trumps behind…uncle tomming his way to the White House. We have every right to state our contempt for a man who denegrades our society,ethic groups and is literally so ignorant.he is making us look like fools to the rest of the world! Trump is the one committing treason in our country…WAKE UP PEOPLE!BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!We have a man in the White House catering to his rich white friends .. Putting racists into office. A man who tweets craziness out into the world..holds critical meetings in public places and allows his children in private meetings..who run his company..nepotism on a whose new level.

  4. Steve Harvey is a sellout. Trump put some money in his pocket to play games and we all know Steve love money because he is always talking about how rich he is on his radio show. I get tired of that Shyt. He needs to stop and keep his dame mouth shut.

    1. Unfortunately most black celebrities will do something strange for some change. Steve Harvey has done alot of strange things. A black man supporting Donald Trump and Paula Deen is very strange!

  5. Steve Harvey tells black celebrities to respect Trump, but on several occasions, Steve Harvey has disrespected the black community! Don’t forget Steve Harvey said and I quote, “I don’t give a damn about slavery.” If you hate Steve Harvey just as much as I do, don’t listen to his radio show and don’t watch his television shows!

  6. “…cadre of Trump ‘yes’ men and women who simply agree with everything the president says whether it’s fact or fiction.” This is the definition of a 21st century house slave. Steve Harvey, Omarosa Dr. Ben Carson and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas are 21st century house slaves. If you want to accuse Charles Barkley, Stacey Dash and Stephen A Smith of being modern day house slaves, I totally agree! #MassaIsWeSick?

  7. I have a question, why do some r&b radio stations broadcast Steve Harvey’s radio show? Despite the fact that Steve Harvey supports Trump, program directors of many r&b stations continue to broadcast Steve Harvey’s morning show. WHUR Howard University Radio, 102.3 KJLH in Los Angeles and Magic 107.5 in Atlanta broadcast Steve Harvey’s radio show. If black people truly hate Steve Harvey, call the radio stations and tell them to take his radio show off of their station. If these radio stations refuse, should we boycott these stations?

  8. Add uncle as his title, as in uncle Steve [(I dont really know poop about poop), and you better not speak out against a “if i am breathing, i’m lying” president who pandered to the most vile instincts and racists citizentry elements of the usa] Harvey to join the ranks of Clarence [supreme court (just us)] Thomas, uncle Ben (Afrikans in america kinfolk are immigrants) Carson, uncle Booker T. (black folk not smart enough to be educated other than agri trades) Washington and the long list of too many other “uncles” of history.

  9. Double Standard! Where was Steve Harvey when Trump was derailing President Obama for 8 years…Counting. Not my President, his citizenship… Recently, falsely accusing the Man about wiretapping, not to mentioned his wife plagiarizing first lady, Michelle Obama. After Colonialism, Slavery, servitude, the lowest ethics, abuse, uncivilized standards to any being. Still trying to pleased Master Trump. Clearly, an understatement. That is citizen’s right freedom of speech in the land of the free, home of the brave. fearless. Democracy at work in a civilized nation. I must say this about blacks, folks perished, wasted for, for divisions. Shortsighted…Narrow minded. Small thinking! Selfish aggrandizement. Lack of acuity. Sagacity. Sound Judgment.. as opposed to The Big Picture! Long term. True freedom. Vision. Unity for all, the highest values , standards for any American the next Steve Harveys.Snoop Dogs. Bowwows’….

    1. Wasn’t it Steve who met with Trump, to discuss HUD, HOUSING and look where we are headed with that meeting. Steve stay in your lane. Thanks Steve your words mean so much. Stick with: couples dating , Family Feud and talented children this is where you are good at.

  10. Off topic:

    Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey was arrested for soliciting a under age boy for sex. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and the other corporate tv news networks did not report this story. The incident was documented on the under age boy’s tablet. There is very explicit text messages from Senator Shortey towards the under age boy. Senator Shortey is Republican. Mr. Shortey is married with two children and a public supporter of Donald Trump.

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