If you believe that I'm a cop killer, you believe David Bowie is an astronaut.
I've never been a cop hater. You know, when I was breaking the law, the cops were the opponent. I just thought I could outsmart them.
The next day, I got a phone call from him and he told me to come and read for a movie called New Jack City. So I went over there and they told me I was gonna wear dreads and play a cop.
Anybody who speeds thinks they can outsmart the cops.
I have no hatred for cops. I have hatred for racists and brutal people, but not necessarily the cops. The cops are just doing what they're told to do.
What I'm trying to tell people is that police brutality in the 'hood is nothing new. And the thing is that whether this guy, the cop killer in my song, is real or not, believe it, there are people at that point.
There's a point where a cop pulls you out of that car and starts abusing you or beating on you and at that moment he is no longer within the law.
Arnold Schwarzenegger blew away dozens of cops as the Terminator. But I don't hear anybody complaining about that.
It's like they want to shut rappers down. They want to silence us. The Supreme Court says it's OK for a white man to burn a cross in public. But nobody wants a black man to write a record about a cop killer.
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